Entertainment behind the scenes
A little cha cha cha, a little singing of “Wild Thing”, some shaking of the booty, a leopard-trimmed dance outfit, et voila! — a new career for former Republican House Majority Leader Tom DeLay ?
The bug exterminator turned political powerhouse — known as “The Hammer” for his hardball tactics — took to the ballroom in the ninth season of “Dancing with the Stars” with two-time champion and professional dancer Cheryl Burke.
And while Burke warned in rehearsal that “Tom is very conservative, so a lot of hip shaking is not up his alley,” the audience got to see a fair amount of that too. Watch the video here.
Good humored and surprisingly light on his feet, as one shocked judge said, DeLay and Burke received a score of 16 points out of 30. Another judge said: “Parts were magic, parts were tragic,” to which DeLay turned around and, again, shook his tail feather.