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Rep. Schock struggles to explain opposition to same sex marriage

Republican Rep. Aaron Schock of Illinois stumbled badly on Thursday after reporters asked him why he didn’t support same-sex marriage. “Uh, well, I — I just haven’t,” he replied. “I think everybody has a set of beliefs on issues, social issues in particular, that are a reflection of how they…

Snapshots of the 21st century

I have a few things, none long enough for a proper post, so here's a compendium. I'm particularly pleased with the piece I have in the Guardian's CIF this morning on the Aaron Schock photo and the overall right wing obsession with masculinity that verges into camp.  A sample: In…

Working out and being hawt: the partisan double standard

Jill has a great post up about the double standard for showing off your body if you're a politician, in response to this cover of Men's Health. Yes, that's Aaron Schock, a Republican congressman from Illinois, and those are his abs.  Jill points out that this would be the scandal…

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