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

September 23, 2009 | 12:31 pm

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