Tom DeLay is Crazier than Sarah Palin
After watching Tom DeLay's performance last night on Dancing With the Stars, one of the show's judges said "He's crazier than Sarah Palin." I don't know that I'd go quite that far, but it's a close call!
DeLay had an exterminating business in Texas before being elected to Congress in 1984 and was elected Speaker of the House in 2002 where quired the nickname "The Hammer." He started the K Street Project which put pressure on lobbying firms to hire only Republicans recommended by DeLay. DeLay but was criminally invited for conspiring to violate campaign finance laws and was forced to resign from the House of Representatives in 2005. Now he appears to be seeking a new career in the television entertainment field. YouTube would not allow me to post the video of DeLay's debut performance, but you can watch him by clicking on one of the links below.
From NY Daily News:
DeLay and Burke danced a cha-cha-cha to open the competition, performing to the Troggs' 1965 hit "Wild Thing."
The judges were left shocked by DeLay's hip-shaking moves - Tonioli proclaimed, "You're crazier than Sarah Palin!" - but were less-than-impressed with the actual dancing.
He was complimented on his "natural grace" and for being "light on his feet," but DeLay was only able to muster 16 points out of 30 from the three judges. Added to a last-place finish in the "relay" portion of the program, DeLay and Burke ended the first night of competition with a total of 20 points, leaving them vulnerable as the competition moves along.
10-7-09 DeLay Resigns from Dancing With the Stars
- DeLay Is Tapped Out From Dancing - The Caucus Blog - NYTimes.com
Tom DeLay, the former powerhouse congressman, hangs up his dancing shoes.
Tom DeLay Dances With the Stars
HuffPost on DeLay's Dancing Debut
- Tom Delay Dancing With The Stars VIDEO: Dances The Cha Cha With Cheryl Burke
Tom Delay made his debut tonight with Cheryl Burke on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" and it was a jarring sight, to say the least, to see the man whose nickname in Congress was 'the Hammer' dancing the cha cha, shaking his behind to "Wild Thing."