08.18.09 9 years ago 4 Comments

The cast for Season 9 of Dancing With The Stars was just announced, and among the more sportish contestants were NFL Hall-of-Famer Michael Irvin, former Olympic swimmer Natalie Coughlin, mixed martial artist Chuck Liddell and pro snowboarder Louie Vito. And also, that crazy guy from Iron Chef America is on there, too. But the most Whiskey Tango Foxtrottish choice of all has to be former U.S. House of Representatives Majority Leader Tom DeLay:

How did it come about? “I know it will sound stupid, we just asked him,” Green tells EW. “We usually throw a few Hail Marys every season to people we don’t think are gonna say yes, but we think, oh, why not ask him. Occasionally, they come off. As it turns out, Tom DeLay likes to do a bit of the Two Step, he likes dancing with his wife. His daughter is a country dancing champion, I believe. He actually really enjoys dancing. via.

Damn government, always has its hands in everything, even quasi-reality shows that I could care less about, and I only qualify it that way because these has-beens do more on the show than sit in a house and think of ways to kick out the black guy. Let’s see if DeLay can avoid indictment this go-round. But wow, this show will have been on the air for nine years? I swear I haven’t been ignoring it for more than five.

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