(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.
What a fool!!!
I think it is great that Senator DeLay is partaking in DWTS. It's neat that the show attracts celebrities from essentially every mainstream medium, from singers to sports pros to Senators. Way to go Tom DeLay!
Tom? When you get to your accomodations at the studios, don't unpack your suitcase. You're not going to be there very long.
new show..."dancing with a criminal"
"Keeping a low profile since leaving the house"...
anddddd.....Why would that be CNN?
Did he just not run for election again and retire from office?
Or did he resign?
Big difference between "leaving"
and being pressued to get out.... amidst allegation and being investigated for CRIMES!!
don't you think CNN???
Where have all the journalists gone??
Tom Delay on Dancing With The Stars? Now I've seen it all...in the land where people who can't even fit in an airplane seat bring three course fast food meals on an airplane, Octomom is a celebrity victim and the world waits to see if Kate Gosselin and Jennifer Anniston will ever find love again.
I see being a convicted criminal helps get you a job. This is worse than the NFL allowing Vick to play. ABC is banned from my house.
"Now tell me the truth, boys, is this kind of fun?” – DeLay to homeless kids after Katrina
Only on ABC, the same network that wanted to put Rush Limbaugh covering football, and greenlit a movie blaming Clinton for 9-11.
DeLay will probably be good. He always danced around the truth when he was in Congress.
Just wonder what this country is coming to??? He is the laughting stock of most sane inhabitants of the Houston area - a real egomaniac. Dance, Tommy Crook, dance!
Tom DeLay should be dancing with a guy named Tyrone in prison.
Who really cares what Delay is doing – I only care that he's out of our government – that's all that matters.
I'd like to see him dance the lambada with Barbra Streisand, Jane Fonda, or Arianna Huffington.
Might as well dance before he goes to Jail
Can't believe the tv ratings are so bad that they have to ask ex-criminals on to try to bring up their ratings.........when the media exposes these kind of losers I stop watching their broadcasts........he is probably pretty good a dancing, he was good a dancing around the issues in DC.........GOP party of LOSERS
I absolutely refuse to believe that CNN is running this on the Political Ticker, but judging by the dope smokers responses to this, news of Sarah Palin and Mark Sanford, I guess the are appealing to their viewers and watchers level of intellect.
Tom Delay dances while the American Empire sinks in its own cesspool faster than Rome ever could.
Of course politicians can dance! They do it all the time avoiding giving direct answers to simple questions.
Sounds like someone in the live audience (or crew) is going to have a dandy 2nd amendment opportunity. Lock and load, it's DeLay time!
He should be good at it: he's been dancing around the laws of this country long enough...
Oh, Mr. DeLay! How low can you go?
I have heard of only two of those DWTS "celebrities." Must be getting old.
So Iindictment of Tom DeLay in 2005 on criminal charges of conspiracy to violate election laws in 2002 gets him a place on stage?
He's just another criminal Rethuglican who has slithered off into the bush, and now wants to be demonstrate his skills on television .
I guessing that tap dancing must be a Rethuglican prerequisite for office.
Is this now "Dancing with the Right Wing Redneck Nutjob"?
I am sure this will be a great hit,,,,,,Delay and the dancing clowns,,,,,S. Palin,,,,,,Jimmy Swaggart,,,,,,the senator from Alaska who played footsie in the men's bathroom.....Perhaps they should throw in Jeffrey Dahmer,,,,,at least we know for sure what Dahmer was doing Dancing with the stars should be renamed to dancing with the sicko's
This just proves that tv producers are addicted to the "sleaze factor". Yuck!