Skip to comments.REVIEW: Hammer nails it! (Booty-shaking Tom Delay knows how to work it in Dancing With the Stars)
Posted on 09/22/2009 2:18:40 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
The cha-cha-cha is just three small steps in a Latin dance but last night it was one giant step for Tom DeLay.
The former House Majority Leader stole the show on Dancing With the Stars, the popular cringe-fest D-list celebrity reclamation project on ABC.
Touted as the programs highest-ranking star, DeLay partnered with ballroom pro (and two-time winner) Cheryl Burke for a booty-shaking, lip-syncing, winking number set to the tune of Wild Thing.
And if you wanna know for sure: The whitest man in America can dance.
In a mud-brown vest trimmed with sequins and matching sansabelt trousers straight out of, well, his former Texas Congressional district, The Hammer began by shaking his tush (such as it was) at the camera.
Burke, in leopard print, met him as he slid across the floor on his knees and God help us lipsynched. Seeing Tom DeLay lipsynch Wild Thing is like seeing Osama bin Laden lipsynch Proud to be an American. Not something you expect, but who can take their eyes off it?
When it was all over, judge Carrie Ann Inaba put it best: That wassurreal.
Fellow judge Bruno Tonioli was apoplectic. You are crazier than Sarah Palin! hesputtered (it must have been the winking).
But, he also noted, The little cha-cha you did was not so bad.
And it was true. As Inaba told the Republican heavy: Youre surprisingly light on your feet!
Before the show began, DeLay was the odds-on longshot sportsbook.com had him dead last to win at 30-1.
So you could say that by the end of the night he was already a winner, beating out ex-NFL star Michael Irvin and Ashley (son of George) Hamilton, and close on the heels of Ultimate Fighting champion Chuck Liddell.
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If you want to watch his dance, YOUTUBE has it :
For fans of Donny Osmond who missed his routine, here it is :
No thanks. Having to watch it on every channel I flipped to this morning was enough for me.
He learned the fancy foot work in the government.
This author should take up comedy...she’s funny
Dancing while MARXISTS TAKE OVER AMERICA. What represents the REPUBIKANS better than Tom......
Donny’s Salsa wasn’t that bad.
The Hammer? Not so much....
He’s ok - about #4 on my list. First is Donny, then the snowboarder then the tall thin guy ... can’t remember what he does ....
I agree - I loved it when Tom Delay said that he just couldn’t move to the left. That WAS the best line of the night. I never watched that show before and watched last night just to see Tom Delay. I am SO glad he did so well and he got our family’s votes :)
Why is he the “whitest man in America”, again?
Um yeah, he nailed it alright. After watching that I’m convinced he was probably guilty of everything he was charged with and more. Maybe John Edwards will be next.
Just watched the video and I thought it was really good.
He has guts.
I bet him and his wife will be going out and dancing from now on
because he looked as though he really enjoyed it
and he was good at it.
GO TOM GO!
That was hilarious!
You must have a very rosy screen on your tv.
So, if (when) Chuck Liddel is eliminated, who’s gonna tell him? Yikes!
He did much better than I expected and I thought he was pretty charming. I’m sure the dems will have a field day with it, but I think he put a nice, gracious face on the Republican party. He smiled the whole time and his fellow contestants seemed to like him. I just wonder who the Democrat will be for next season. We all know Republicans can laugh and themselves and Democrats can’t. :)
POSSIBLE SPOILER; I think DeLay sprains an ankle or something and drops out.
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