(CNN) - Political observers know former House Majority Leader Tom "The Hammer" DeLay can have a heavy hand - the question is, can he be light on his feet?
They'll find out later this month. The Texas Republican, who left Congress in 2006 amid controversy, will appear on this season of ABC's Dancing With the Stars, joining celebrities like Mya, Macy Gray, Aaron Carter, Ashley Hamilton, Melissa Joan Hart, Kelly Osbourne, Donny Osmond, Chuck Liddell and Michael Irvin, among others.
DeLay, who has largely kept a low profile since leaving the House, is president of a political consulting firm with offices in both Houston and the nation's capital. His turn on DWTS begins next week.
The slimeball should be in prison. Right wing scum.
Good luck twinkle-toes....haha...break a leg (literaly!)
This is one of saddest human beings alive, everytime I see him it makes me proud to be democrat..
oh for the love of..... I thought this ignoramous was gone forever. Hopefully he will fall flat on his face and humiliate himself like he did when he was in congress
Ironic; I was only recently thinking about where the "GOP mouth" has been during and since Obama was elected, and now during the health reform planning? Shouldn't have thunk about him, but anyway, he will get my vote.....OFF DWTS!
Next thing you know, Celeb's will be running for office.
Boy our corrupt liberal press sure didn't like Tom Delay did they?
But apparently these same flaming liberals have no issues with Nancy Pelosi....
But our press isn't partisan.........(insert eye roll)
I wonder how well he'll dance in prison.
IF you are the dirtiest politician going and can get out of being prosecuted for your crimes you have to be a republican.....then all you have to do is ask for TV coverage and a job on TV and ZAM BOP BAM you got it..
Look at the crook gingrich who resigned because of his questionable deeds. His face is appearing all over the place. Now we have Mr. Dirty himself and he gets a job as commentator. And the country wants to know why lies and crap is being spewed all over the place....Since the republicans own practically ALL NEWSPAPERS, ALL RADIO AND ALL TV AND CABLE CHANNELS they are at it 24/7.
Who says we don't need the FAIRNESS DOCTRINE. Who paid the Democrats to drop the project?????????
Now there's a show I'll never watch! In fact, you might as well cancel it. Unless he has to dance with Michael Vick?
That's a really good place for him. He was always good at dancing around the truth.
I thought that he was still starring in "Dancing with the Law".
WHAT A JOKE ... Tom Delay is
He belongs on fictional TV ...
CNN is so kind saying: "The Texas Republican, who left Congress in 2006 amid controversy".
My question is: Why corrupt such a nice competitive show?
I think this is going to be a fun season to watch. I think he's got a lot of guts to get out there and have some fun.
That is hilarious. As much as GOPers love to hypocritically "hammer" celebrity, they sure are drawn to Hollywood status and making themselves *Stars*. Another Tucker Carlson. LOL
This won't help Tom Delay. He's still a scumbag, with or without dancing shoes.
Well he sure knows what to NOT do when dancing the sidestep.
I wanna see him on that other reality show. You know, "America's Most Wanted". Or maybe a new one: "Dancing with the Inmates".
Ewwww! What on earth was Dancing with the Stars thinking? Obviously they weren't. with all the wonderful politicians among us, both Republican and Democrat, the producers made a huge faux pax on this one! I love Dancing with the Stars but will not watch Tom DeLay this season.
Why isn't Tom De Lay IN JAIL (where he belongs)? Isn't he still under indictment for all his illegal shenanigans with lobbyists?
whay not !!!
he's already screwed up the Gov't.
now – he'll screw hollywood.
GOP = PARTY OF NO
NO IDEAS ** NO FUTURE
So "the Hammer" now joins the ranks of Denise Richards, Li'l Kim and other third rank celebrities! Here's hoping he gets knocked out of the competiton by a former boxer or pro football player!
This guy is one of those folks who narrowly avoided jail by cutting a deal with the FBI. He was once the star of the Republican party.
These kind of scum should never be allowed to be in any limelight. They don't deserve it...repub or dem.