If one wants to comprehend the state of the Republican Party in the United States, one need only turn on reality television. The former Republican House Majority Leader Tom Delay will be appearing on “Dancing With The Stars”.
The former Texas Congressman was compelled to leave his position due to an inability to dance around certain ethical issues in Congress. Rather than return to his original occupation in pest control he joined a Right Wing Belief Tank in Washington, D.C. Who knew he was only marking time until his Gotta Dance moment?
I will be rooting for him. On the dance floor he will certainly do less harm than on the floor on Congress. His strange and fixed facial expression (of a man who has just realized he sat on a plate of syrup) will be more comforting in a dance contestant than in a national leader. No doubt listening to him discuss tempo, costume selection and dance routine will be more enjoyable than listening to him complain about the poor. Plus, if he turns out to be more Fred Astaire than Fred Thompson he may finally get the call in and text in votes of a grateful nation that would be denied him in the political arena. Always a politician who sought division he can at long last unite the country – at least in common ridicule.
Hold us closer Tommy Dancer!