HOH’s One-Minute Recess: Congressional Crib

Posted September 14, 2009 at 11:00am

Rep. Aaron Schock might be known as Capitol Hill’s resident hottie, but apparently the Illinois Republican also is hip to where the hot new neighborhoods are located, too.

[IMGCAP(1)]The ever-so-handsome Schock is featured in a recent Washington Post story about people gutsy enough to rent apartments in Southeast Washington, specifically the rather desolate area surrounding Nationals Stadium. And Schock, who lives in a co-op in the Capitol Yards building, tells the Post that his digs actually are pretty darn nice, providing a kind of newness that can’t be found on nearby Capitol Hill.

“I’m getting a brand-new clean unit with a gym, computer lab and a rooftop pool,— Schock said.

He added that he doesn’t really eat at home much — with the exception of his morning breakfast of cereal, milk and orange juice, which he purchases at a nearby CVS.

“There are definitely brownfields out my window,— Schock added. “But there’s opportunity.—

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and several other Congressman also live in Southeast, the article notes.

TV Watch. Sen. John McCain is slated to appear Monday night on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,— the Arizona Republican’s office announced today. The show starts at 12:35 a.m., so either set your DVR or be prepared to give up some valuable ZZZs.

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