Dancing DeLay: the fun and crazy conservative

August 18, 2009

“Conservatives can have fun too.”

That about sums up former Republican House Majority Leader Tom DeLay’s decision to go on the television contest show “Dancing With The Stars.”

“Conservatives can let their hair down and open their collar and put on some dancing shoes and get out there on the floor, just like the rest of them. And hopefully people will see that,” DeLay said on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” COLOMBIA/

Well we know that DeLay knows something about the Twist — it’s no accident he was nicknamed ”The Hammer” in Congress for all the arm-twisting to get his way.

And we assume he’s familiar with the Jitterbug having been a former exterminator.

He’s probably also an expert on swing dancing since he was actually once the House Majority Whip.

But what if he has to Tango?

“You’ve got to love dancing if you’re from Texas,” DeLay said. “This is going to be so fun and so crazy.”

But he may not be quite ready to become full-fledged glitterati - ”Sequins and pink, I don’t know about that,” he said.

Photo credit: Reuters/Fredy Amariles (Dancers at Tango festival in Medellin)

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Well, I will not be watching

Posted by eloise | Report as abusive

One dance he’ll win is “the crooked step”.

Posted by John Lindop | Report as abusive

yes he was certainly put under scrutiny for his activities, his only mistake was that he was not a democrat then he would have been with the multitude that seem to be able to escape being palinized. I think the difference between the two sides are, the republicans should know better, and the democrats can not be expected to know any better,that can only be the reason that the democrats seem to have impunity when it comes to investigations.

Posted by brian lee | Report as abusive