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REVIEW: Hammer nails it! (Booty-shaking Tom Delay knows how to work it in Dancing With the Stars)
New York Post ^ | 9/22/2009 | Leigh Witchel

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 program’s “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: “You’re 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.

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Music/Entertainment; Society; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: dancing; stars; tomdelay

1 posted on 09/22/2009 2:18:41 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

If you want to watch his dance, YOUTUBE has it :

http://video.yahoo.com/watch/6034923/15685149


2 posted on 09/22/2009 2:21:28 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

For fans of Donny Osmond who missed his routine, here it is :

http://video.yahoo.com/watch/6034967/15685223


3 posted on 09/22/2009 2:22:55 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

No thanks. Having to watch it on every channel I flipped to this morning was enough for me.


4 posted on 09/22/2009 2:23:18 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: SeekAndFind

He learned the fancy foot work in the government.


5 posted on 09/22/2009 2:24:03 PM PDT by mountainlion (concerned conservative.)
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To: mountainlion
He learned the fancy foot work in the government.

Best remark of the evening goes to Tom Delay :

"I just can't move to the left"
6 posted on 09/22/2009 2:25:09 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

This author should take up comedy...she’s funny


7 posted on 09/22/2009 2:25:20 PM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Two brave people did what thousands couldn't do to acorn.....bless you both!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Dancing while MARXISTS TAKE OVER AMERICA. What represents the REPUBIKANS better than Tom......


8 posted on 09/22/2009 2:25:43 PM PDT by Electric Graffiti (Yonder stands your orphan with his gun)
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To: SeekAndFind

Donny’s Salsa wasn’t that bad.

The Hammer? Not so much....


9 posted on 09/22/2009 2:30:40 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (YOU LIE! Palin/Cheney 2012)
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To: SeekAndFind

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 ....


10 posted on 09/22/2009 2:33:18 PM PDT by SkyDancer ('Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..' ~ Thomas Jefferson)
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To: SeekAndFind
Good for Tom.
A little limelight is good. The socialist wannabe stars are getting too much face time.
11 posted on 09/22/2009 2:34:35 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (WARNING! WARNING! "Political Terrorist in Charge" — STAY AWAY FROM MY BODY)
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To: SeekAndFind

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 :)


12 posted on 09/22/2009 2:34:45 PM PDT by JuliaAnne
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To: SeekAndFind

Why is he the “whitest man in America”, again?


13 posted on 09/22/2009 2:36:16 PM PDT by Clock King (There's no way to fix D.C.)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


14 posted on 09/22/2009 2:36:21 PM PDT by dajeeps
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To: TribalPrincess2U

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!


15 posted on 09/22/2009 2:42:58 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (WARNING! WARNING! "Political Terrorist in Charge" — STAY AWAY FROM MY BODY)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

That was hilarious!


16 posted on 09/22/2009 2:53:08 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: JuliaAnne

You must have a very rosy screen on your tv.


17 posted on 09/22/2009 3:09:48 PM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Two brave people did what thousands couldn't do to acorn.....bless you both!)
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To: SeekAndFind

So, if (when) Chuck Liddel is eliminated, who’s gonna tell him? Yikes!


18 posted on 09/22/2009 3:13:38 PM PDT by Reaganesque
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To: SeekAndFind

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. :)


19 posted on 09/22/2009 3:19:09 PM PDT by ElayneJ
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To: SeekAndFind

POSSIBLE SPOILER; I think DeLay sprains an ankle or something and drops out.


20 posted on 09/22/2009 3:25:44 PM PDT by WHATNEXT?
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To: SeekAndFind

You gotta love DeLay. The man gets railroaded out of office and he resumes his life as if nothing happens. Most politicians remain in Washington and become pundits or lobbyists, but not De Lay.


21 posted on 09/22/2009 3:29:18 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist ("It (Gov't) can't make you happier, healthier, wealthier, and wise" - Sarah Palin 07/26)
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To: SeekAndFind
That was a great remark :O)

For those that didn't watch it, his teacher told him to move to the left on one of his moves...

22 posted on 09/22/2009 3:33:45 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: SeekAndFind

Youtube doesn’t seem to have it. They say it has been taken down due to a violation of Youtube policy. Yet others from the same night are up.


23 posted on 09/22/2009 5:21:11 PM PDT by Burkean
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To: SeekAndFind
""I just can't move to the left"

How far to the left did he move to support his Chi-Com buddy's sweatshop in the Marianas?

As a "conservative" Republican he must have had to move pretty far left to support a business which required its workers to slave during the day and whore at night.

24 posted on 09/22/2009 6:31:39 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear (These fragments I have shored against my ruins)
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To: Burkean

It’s there if you look for it. Search under “Tom DeLay Dancing.”


25 posted on 09/22/2009 7:47:47 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (Magic number = 6)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

“You gotta love DeLay. The man gets railroaded out of office and he resumes his life as if nothing happens.”

Remember when he really pissed off the libs when he had his mug shot taken in 2005? They were wetting their pants they were so excited to see the photo. He got the last laugh when the photo looked like it had been taken for an executive portrait — big smile, etc.


26 posted on 09/22/2009 8:09:25 PM PDT by MayflowerMadam (POWER TO THE PEOPLE)
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To: SeekAndFind

bookmark


27 posted on 09/29/2009 5:10:15 AM PDT by EmilyGeiger (The problem with socialism, is eventually you run out of other people's money. Margaret Thatcher)
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