WASHINGTON (CNN) – Who says bipartisanship is dead?
Readers of the liberal Web site the Huffington Post have crossed ideological lines and voted Illinois Republican Rep. Aaron Schock the “Hottest Freshman” in the 111th Congress.
At age 27, Schock also has the distinction of being the youngest member of Congress.
Although nearly 10,000 votes were cast in the site’s poll, Schock suggested that he might have gotten some help from some participants who weren’t exactly unbiased. “It’s flattering,” the congressman said in a statement Wednesday. “Apparently my friends and family have a lot of time on their hands.”
Schock hails from Peoria, Illinois and represents the state’s 18th District in the House of Representatives.
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OMG – He looks like doogie howser MD....
Yep. Makes the dems look bigoted with their :old white guys" comment
As a young republican myself, I am glad there is someone that will represent the younger generation in this party.
The Huffington Post once again shows good judgement. Yum! Eye Candy! I just may watch CSPAN!
I'm from his district and everyone around here says he's gay. I have no personal knowledge of this – but that's the word here in central Illinois.
He looks like the "before" LL Cool J.
Sorry girls, word on the street here in Central IL is, that he's just not that into your gender. Another Sen. Larry Craig if you get my gist. Well, maybe he'll pull a Ted Haggerd and pray the gay away.
He's hot in a Doogie Houser kind of way
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he must think he is O b a m a
Let's have at 'em!
Do we have a choice as to what do with Matt's body?
Schock's goal is nothing more than to be a career politician. Those of us in his district know that he is very partisan. We'll see if he gets re elected once the district lines are redrawn.
Looks like he 'bats' for the other team .......... yeah that is right I said it! for the Republicans. ;op
This is stupid and it's not news.
Oh Matt.... CAN IT, Bro! You liberals will save the wolves, but allow the destruction of human life in the womb!
His hair will turn white in a year!
First the RNC elects a black chariman
now the GOP lets young people into the fold ??!?!?!?!?
I am so sick of this Palin woman. She is SOOOOOO OVER!!
Someone needs to tell her to please just go away.
I thank God everyday for “shining a light on the true” Republican Party.
1. Using Sarah Palin to trick the female voters.
2. Electing the first African American RNC leader.
3. Duping this kid Aaron Schook.
What next a photo of Jesus Christ tattooed to their foreheads.
Your methods are insulting to the American people.
What choices did the GOP ever take away from you ?
You better look at who is truly behind these movements to restrict you.
I consider myself an Independent, but in this day and age the
GOP = More Freedom and More Personal Responsibility while the current leaders of the Democrats = Nanny State.
Yeah, well if you've ever read comments from readers of Huffington Post, you would know a lot of them are mindless.
I've watched for years while the Republicans have outmanuervered the Democrats in the "word game".
On the surface the word "conservative" is more desirable than the word "liberal". DIg deeper and ask, what is it that conservatives want to conserve and the answer is less attractive. It's usually, the old ways, the old boys club, the segregated, barefoot and pregnant world.
However the word "progressive" beats both "conservative" and "liberal". Democrats want PROGRESS. They are the Progressives. The GOP can't bastardize that.
Let the republicans be the NeoCons ... kinda playsof the term NEO-NAZIs, right?
A GOPer from Illinois?
He would tell them to be responsible and stop using abortions as a method of birth control!