I should have written about this yesterday, but I didn’t. So that’s that. When I first heard about it, I thought it was a joke. Former Congressman and Majority Leader Tom Delay is going to join the cast of “Dancing with the Stars”. Perhaps the title should be changed to “Dancing with the Fallen Stars”.
Do you all remember Tom “The Hammer” Delay? I’m a huge fan. No, really, I am. Do I disagree with pretty much all of his positions on the issues? You betcha. But I’m really a fan because he gave us one of the most classic and hilarious high profile mugshots EVER. Smile, Hammer!
That smile really just lights up a room, doesn’t it? He looks thrilled.
In case you were wondering, he earned the nickname “The Hammer” because he was particularly fierce as the Majority Whip (the person who gets the party to all vote the same way) for the Republicans in 1995. He became the Majority Leader for the House of Reps in 2003. Then, all this stuff started happening. Perhaps there was a little violation of campaign finance laws, perhaps a little perjury. You know, no big deal. Well, actually, he was indicted, but it still hasn’t come to trial yet. Perhaps that will be part of his dramatic DWTS storyline?
So “The Hammer” will grace us with his dancing skillllllz. He says he and his wife love to dance, and his daughter is a professional dancer. When he was in Congress, Tommy was known for his outspoken opposition to the National Endowment for the Arts. Just throwing that out there.
He will be joined by a bunch of other regular people who were once famous. According to People:
The complete cast for Dancing Season Nine
Melissa Joan Hart, actress
Michael Irvin, former Dallas Cowboy
Ashley Hamilton, actor, comedian, singer-songwriter
Aaron Carter, singer
Kathy Ireland, former supermodel-turned-businesswoman
Debi Mazar, actress
Natalie Coughlin, U.S. Olympic swimmer
Louie Vito, snowboarder
Chuck Liddell, ultimate fighting champ
Donny Osmond, singer
Tom DeLay, former Republican congressman
Macy Gray, singer
Joanna Krupa, model and actress
Mark Dacascos, Iron Chef personality
Kelly Osbourne, reality star
AARON CARTER?! I’m watching this every week. That is a completely serious statement. And just because I can, I’m going to leave you with the a video of my other favorite dancing Hammer:
[Posted by Kathleen]