That’s the headline on this story in the Chicagoist (which is ranked as No. 1 in this list of political blogs, where I your humble servant, is listed at No. 18) . I love how the Chicagoist hammers away at this story while Aaron Schock’s hometown newspaper essentially ran a story with his explanation then dropped the matter entirely (now THAT is “objective journalism” for ya).
Here’s the bulk of the story:
The political ethics watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washingtonreleased a report yesterday that takes aim at the expenditures of “America’s Fittest Congressman,” Aaron Schock of Illinois’ 18th District. The report claims Schock’s campaign fund reimbursed him over $150,000 during the 2008 and 2010 campaign cycles for expenses ranging from a resort stay in Greece to $300 for a P90X workout video program.
Judging from Schock’s core, we’d say he received a sizable return on that investment.
Schock listed the P90X purchase as a “health care” expense, which is noteworthy in that he’s opposed to the Obama health care plan, nor does he believe the state should be paying for your health care.