[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/03/07/art.delaysmile0307.cnn.jpg caption="Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay said his stint on 'Dancing with the Stars' was 'just amazing.'"]
(CNN) – The political chattering class in Washington need wait no longer for the answer to one of the past year’s burning questions: Why did former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, R-Texas, decide to take a turn on “Dancing with the Stars”?
“I just thought it would be the greatest thing, the best fun. And it was the best fun I've ever had,” DeLay said in an interview that aired Sunday on CNN’s State of the Union. “It was just amazing. I mean, it was a lot of work, and my feet killed me the whole time… and I broke both feet. But I just had the best time.”
The Texas Republican was a member of the popular show’s cast last season but had to drop out of the demanding dance competition early after suffering stress fractures in both of his feet.
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