• Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, Republican Congressman Chris Lee Stepping Down Amidst Protests, Shirtless Photos

    It seemed unlikely that they'd be able to hold out forever. I mean, ceaseless, blood-soaked, nation-wide protest and a shirtless beefcake self-portrait sent to an extra-marital Craigslist hook-up are two things notoriously hard for a politician to get past.

    For weeks, political experts speculated on how long a national leader could go under such violent and tumultuous conditions. And for hours, people were, like, who is this congressperson guy, and how does he keep his stomach so flat at 46? What do you think he does, like, a bunch of crunches everyday?

    Well, it's all over now

    Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak is to step down after 17 days of pro-democracy protests, two sources told NBC News on Thursday. Following an all-day meeting of the country's supreme military council, the army said all the protesters' demands would be met and a further statement was expected to be made later Thursday, clarifying the situation.

    And it's all over now

    Three hours after his shirtless Craigslist antics appeared on this site, Rep. Chris Lee (R-NY) announced his resignation from the U.S. House of Representatives. Moments ago his office sent the following press release to the media…

    "It has been a tremendous honor to serve the people of Western New York. I regret the harm that my actions have caused my family, my staff and my constituents. I deeply and sincerely apologize to them all. I have made profound mistakes and I promise to work as hard as I can to seek their forgiveness."

    What's next for these two titans? Who knows? I mean, a 30-year and a 2-year stint as a dictator and as a family values congressperson and tough things to just walk away from. But I have a feeling they'll both land on their feet. They both seem go-getters to me.

    And, clearly, neither has a problem with using a little muscle to get what they want.

    Tags: Chris Lee, Egypt, Hosni Mubarak, House of Representatives, Internet, New York, Protesters, Republicans, Sex


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