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    September 8, 2006 -- DISGRACED former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay has launched a bizarre new campaign - he's supporting a sexy brunette contestant on "Dancing with the Stars" and trying to smear one of her competitors, Jerry Springer.
    The ex-Texas congressman, who resigned in June after being charged with money laundering in a campaign-finance probe, sent out a mass e-mail to his supporters urging them to vote for country singer Sara Evans, who "represents good American values." In the same breath, he implored them to reject "ultra-liberal talk show host" Springer because "we need to send a message to Hollywood and the media that smut has no place on television by supporting good people like Sara Evans."

    Lest anybody think DeLay has an inappropriate interest in the Missouri-born, married mother of three, he refers to her in the first line of his note as "a good friend of mine." He also points out that Evans sang at the 2004 Republican Convention and often appears with GOP candidates. "We should all support her to keep her on the show as long as possible," DeLay shills.

    The campaign has sparked the ridicule of a nonpartisan political think tank, the American Progress Action Fund, which smirked, "When your efforts to control Congress are over, there's always reality-TV dancing."

    Readers of the group's Web site, thinkprogress.org, are also incensed. One writes, "Are the GOP women allowed to move from the waist down? Shameless ho's." Another fumes, "Tom DeLay is rigging an election. Nothing new there."

    Evans - whose hits include "Suds in the Bucket" and "Cheatin' " - was named one of the "50 Most Beautiful People" by People magazine and "Republican Babe of the Week" by the New Jersey GOP. She also has a fan in President Bush, who praised her singing at the 2004 presidential dinner and posed for a picture with her.

    But she isn't just relying on GOP cheerleaders to help her chances with dancing partner Tony Dovolani next week - Evans has launched her own Web site, DancingWithSara.com, to drum up support.
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    I really didn't know where to put this story, by the way. How weird is this, though? It almost sounds like a joke but apparently isn't.
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    They had it on the 10pm news last night. My husband was scratching his head on this one.
    First off she needs to prove she can dance better than Springer, somehow Im sure that may not be a problem HEHEH, then she needs to WOW the judges so to speak.
    Yeah "rigging" is a not a surprise here.

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    And it gets even funnier.

    What is it about "Dancing With the Stars" that's making folks act so nutty?
    First, disgraced former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay - who apparently has some time on his hands while awaiting trial in Texas for alleged political corruption - wrote a grim letter on behalf of contestant Sara Evans. DeLay exhorted viewers of the ABC audience-participation show - which launches a new season next Tuesday - to vote for the Republican country singer over contestant Jerry Springer, a Dem, because "we need to send a message to Hollywood and the media that smut has no place on television."

    Now the Rev. Al Sharpton, a staunch Democrat, has thrown his support behind conservative MSNBC pundit Tucker Carlson.

    "We are living in trying and uncertain times," the good reverend writes, tongue in cheek. "That's why now, more than ever, we need a strong leader who will stand up for what we believe. Better yet, we need a leader who will dance for what we believe. Tucker Carlson is just such a dancer."

    Sharpton continues: "Watch Tucker do the cha-cha and then call in your vote to make sure he advances to the next week's show. You can call as often as you like. Remember: Voting in celebrity dance contests is not just your right in this country, it's a privilege. ... If you sit back idly and fail to perform your civic duty, lesser dancers could win this competition. America simply cannot afford that. "

    Yesterday, Carlson admitted to me that he actively sought Sharpton's endorsement. "Nobody turns out the vote like the Reverend Al," Carlson said.

    Sharpton, meanwhile, explained: "I want to balance the influence of DeLay and at the same time get a right-winger off talk television and help Tucker find another career. I think it would be a great contribution to society to have him as a cheeseball disco dancer than a talk-show host propagating right-wing politics."
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    Rev. Al is a bit of a nutcase sometimes but this is pretty funnny.
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    I think western civilization ended a while back and I failed to notice.

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    Why isn't the Delusional DeLay in jail anyway? He is a whackjob for sure.
    He'd love it if we all went back to believing our gov. was honest with us, and after we all watch Leave It To Beaver after dinner, we can have our bomb shelter drill.

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    OMG, hilarious. Yes yes, the winner of a dance contest will mold the morals of a nation.



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    tom delay gives me the heebie-jeebies!
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    This is actually my favorite comment of all. Who would've thought Rev. Al could come up with that?

    Sharpton, meanwhile, explained: "I want to balance the influence of DeLay and at the same time get a right-winger off talk television and help Tucker find another career. I think it would be a great contribution to society to have him as a cheeseball disco dancer than a talk-show host propagating right-wing politics."
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    "And a little table-dancer shall lead them..."

    Seriously, Delay needs to check his priorities.

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