Representative Chris Lee, 46, of New York, caught in the midst of a scandal involving a shirtless photo he reportedly e-mailed to a woman, has resigned from Congress.
Mr. Lee’s decision to step down came after a photo of him without a shirt appeared on Gawker along with e-mail exchanges that reportedly took place between him and a woman who had placed a personal notice in the “women seeking men” section of Craigslist.
In one of the e-mails, Mr. Lee describes himself as a lobbyist who is a “fit fun, classy guy.”
Mr. Lee also tells the woman that he is divorced, although he is “happily” married. What was he thinking? Was he thinking? How did he get elected?
When the woman asks him if he routinely sends shirtless photos of himself, Mr. Lee responds, “Sorry, it’s all I had.” Couldn’t he take a mobile photo of himself in a suit with a tie? I don’t get it…definitely destructive…some part of me feels sorry for the guy. Do you?
Maybe we should be on the lookout for more guys who post shirtless photos of themselves. Be wary…
By the way, this was a Raymond Hernandez story on the front page of the New York Times online edition!
In fact if you really want a laugh, read the comments. Here are some I selected:
Well, you gotta give it to him, he does have pretty decent abs for a guy his age…
Why did he step down? His body looks pretty good in that picture.
What’s the problem? He looks perfectly nice with his shirt off.
thats crazy, i need to read more on this. did she not want the
picture? If it was only with his shirt off. Redicullous
He should get hired by an NFL team where pictures above the waistline are perfectly fine.
— Shirtless in Seattle.
He would have gotten into a lot less trouble if he had worn a blue shirt.
Well at least he still looks good.