It wasn’t very long ago that we were chastising a good-looking congressman for sending a “racy” pic of himself to a member of his constituency. Of course that congressman wasn’t single and he didn’t appear to have a message for the masses either—Aaron Shock, a Republican Congressman from the state of Illinois has both.
In what can either be construed as a great way to, sorry for the pun here, attract voters to him and his cause, Shock has stripped down to his boxers to show off his healthy body and say, without question, if I can do this, so can you.
I have to admit, it’s a message I can get behind, but it’s one heck of a risk for a young (he’s only 29) congressman in a town (Washington, DC) that is known for finding whatever angle they can to discredit a potential risk to their party. Or, better still, maybe they just won’t like the attention the young man will garner from this 15-minutes of fame—who knows?
Here’s a clip from his Today Show interview with Matt Lauer. What are your impressions: good message or good press?