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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Tom Delay on "Dancing with the Stars" is hilarious

It's been a while since I've seen something truly laugh-out-loud funny. Then, I finally watched Tom Delay's debut on "Dancing with the Stars" last night... and I still haven't stopped laughing.

Watching the conservative politician shake his groove thang to "Wild Thing" was equal parts horrific to hilarious. Even better? His awesome grandpa sweatpants paired with various Texas college t-shirts (go Aggies!) and his effort to "get in touch with his feminine side."

It's possible I'm biased. Growing up in Texas in the 1990s, the height of the former House Majority Leader's influence in the sphere of national politics, there's no one who defined the conservative movement like The Hammer. So, to watch him wear sparkly outfits and shimmy to the cha-cha isn't just irony -- it's pure, golden comedy -- and, heck, it's a pretty good way to make people forget about those pesky money laundering charges that Delay is still facing.

Delay is safe for another week -- thank goodness -- and I'm prepared to be a regular watcher of the show (on DVR, though, so I can skip through the annoying parts) for the purpose of a good belly-aching laugh. Who said comedy was dead?

Check out the video of his performance below:

Catch "Dancing With the Stars" on Mondays at 7 p.m. on ABC.

--Malavika Jagannathan,

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