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Tom Delay goes 'wild' on 'Dancing With the Stars'

Tom Wild Thing Delay

We hardly know what to say. Yes, that’s Tom DeLay, the former Texas Republican congressman, making his debut Tuesday night on ABC’s "Dancing With the Stars." With partner Cheryl Burke, he danced the cha cha cha to — and we’re not making this up — "Wild Thing."

On the show’s busy website, DeLay is quoted as saying, “One thing I wasn’t prepared for in learning to dance was getting in touch with my feminine side.” We weren't prepared for that either. Remember, this is the guy whose hardball tactics as a lawmaker earned him the nickname “The Hammer.”

Said judge Bruno Tonioli: "You're crazier than Sarah Palin."

Click to the jump for another photo of DeLay in action.

Tom Delay Cha Cha Cha

-- Steve Padlla 

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Photos: Tom DeLay solo and with dance partner Cheryl Burke. Credit: Associated Press

 
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I thought he rocked the dance.He was very enjoyable.I want to see how he will progress throughout the competition.He can move great for his age.Cheryl is a miracle worker.

My husband and I are huge fans of Dancing with the Stars and enjoy guessing how the judges will rate the stars. The other night we thought the rating on Tom DeLay seemed political and not fair at all. We were not at all surprised when Gretchen Carlson on FOX News said the same thing. P.S. It is almost impossible for anyone dancing with Cheryl (she is that good) to look as bad as your coments.

i think he will doo well i am pulling for you tom delay

I thought he looked kinda creepy


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A veteran foreign and national correspondent, Andrew Malcolm has served on the L.A. Times Editorial Board and was a Pulitzer finalist in 2004. He is the author of 10 nonfiction books and father of four. Read more.
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