(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.
Hey, perceptions, I'd make him dance with Pelosi. Make them a team, so they had to work together, and watch him utterly fail the way he did as a politician. And for the record, I don't think anyone on any side actually LIKES Nancy Pelosi. She's paid her dues, she's useful and loyal, and most of her decisions along the way have been pretty moderate, but there's a reason they call it the FAR left – because very few people (despite your talk-radio-fueled fears) are way over there with her.
Kevin, nice hate-post. You are now a lefty! Congratulations.
Sponsors, take note – DeLay is not the man we want to see. BOYCOTT!
If he can dance like he can run his mouth, he ought to win the contest easily! He'll have a full dance card in jail!
In honor of Tom DeLay's strong stance on morality and his ACTUAL record, can they change the title to "Dancing with Hypocrites"?
Dancing is SIN, Tom. (I saw 'Footloose'!)
How's that political career going Tom? Lol!
The end is here
y is he not in jail?
Isn"t old hot tug Tom supposed to be going to jail?
I hope he trips and falls.
It'll be interesting watching his dance partner try to make him turn left.
It'll be like watching a backwards NASCAR race.
I thought we're not supposed to invite ex convicts.
Democrats go to jail. Republicans go to dance with the stars....
Dems go to jail while corrupt Republicans become celebrities....
I think that's how it is.....As cronkite...
Ypu're kidding, right????
He really ought to be on a show called "Dancing with the inmates."
That's what all the Republicans have to offer anymore.
Go to ABCTV.com. Contact us. And tell them what you really think about Mr. "I live under a rock" being on DWTS.
He and the rest of his ilk should be watching this show in the rec room of one of the private prisons that they all helped create.
can we all just get along...
Hope he's the 1st person to go on DWTS!!
The reason he has kept a low profile, is because he is a crook, just like all the other republican. thank you
The rest of the "Rethuglicans" should join him. It would be a safe place where they could do no harm to the rest of us. But then, maybe they would become "corrupted" like the rest of us and not the righteous, moral, snow white, stellar cast of characters they now think they are.
We only hope his " arrogance " does not come in the way of his judgement (?) of these events and cloud his jaundiced vision he had 3 yrs. ago.
you have got to be kidding me...
His redistricting ploys will not work on Dancing with the Stars. I'm sure he will try some type of gerrymandering on the show in order to win. He should be good at the Texas two-step which is a term we use here in Texas to describe a politician who says one thing and does another. Most of the rest of the country call it hypocrisy. Other politicians around the country are good at it, but no one can Texas two-step better than a real Texas politician and this is really what gave Delay his star quality in Texas. It's a tricky dance and you have to watch closely because most Texans never even know it happened when they are looking directly at it. That is why slick guys like Delay kept getting elected. Just when I thought that his music had stopped, the lights were turned out and he had left the building, Delay has reemerged to find new life. God help us all.
My, my, my ... such venom from the people on the left ... the so- called "compassionate" among us ...
I will never watch ABC again...this man is a fraud.