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Former House Leader

Weighs In on 'Dancing' Race

9/7/2006 1:24 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Tom DeLayTom DeLay, the House Majority Leader who was forced to resign earlier this year, has decided to pitch in his two cents about one of America's tightest races. No, not a political race. We're talking about the new season of "Dancing With the Stars."

DeLay, a former Republican congressman from Texas, sent out a letter to his supporters urging them to watch -- and vote for -- country singer Sara Evans in the third season of the popular ABC show. "Sara Evans has been a strong supporter of the Republican Party and represents good American values in the media," DeLay wrote. "We have always been able to count on Sara for her support of the things we all believe in. Let's show Sara that same support."

But DeLay's comments weren't just limited to supporting Evans. No, DeLay also took the time to bash one of Evans' competitors. "One of her opponents on the show is ultra liberal talk show host Jerry Springer," DeLay wrote. "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."

"Dancing With the Stars" premieres September 12.

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Christina    

I am from Houston where this guy "represented" us. He is hands down one of the most corrupt politicians of late. He has done nothing for Houston except to get big government contracts for his oil buddies and has left the rest of us with rising Harris County taxes. He attends "charity" events that require a $5k or $10k donation which he gets comped. At one point he actually attempted to write off a charity donation dispite not donating anything.!! Yes, he is such a stellar example of good wholesome values. The mere sight of him makes me sick.

2863 days ago
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Jane    

Thanks for the heads up on who NOT to support. An endorsement from that freak is a death knell in anyone's "career" and credibility. What a tosser!

2863 days ago
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Lott    

Delay is a skumbag, I wouldn't piss on his head if his hair was on fire! Why won't this disgraced bug man go back to what he does best, dealing with rodents and pests.

2859 days ago
19.

Rock    

What good American values he has?? Didn't this guy have to resign after scandal?? And isn't he jumping the gun a little? How does he know that Sara Evans can dance better than Jerry Springer?? Just for that, I think I will vote for the BEST dancer!

2859 days ago
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Cathy    

Poor Sara.... People are voting for her because they like her?? NOT voting for her because they hate DeLay? What ever happened to voting for her if she can dance. Someone posted that they will vote for her if she is a fan... I am a fanof Emeril Lagasse... but I bet he can't dance.... And look at Barry Manilow-- LOTS of people adore him-- he is making millions even today--- I am here to tell you -- that man seem sweet, but he cannot dance! What is wrong with people!! Vote for the most entertaining person- no matter their popularity.

2859 days ago
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WTF Cares??    

I like Sara Evans as much as the next person but i am voting for the person i think deserves my vote, not just because some crook told me to vote for this person.

2859 days ago
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Michael Geer    

Tom DeLay is a disgrace to the Republican Party. He'll say anything to deflect attention away from his own immorallity. However, he'll still have my support when he competes in "Dancing with the Felons" at Club Fed.

2859 days ago
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lindalvs@aol.com    

This is a dance contest, not an election. If anything delay hurt this lady instead of helping her. He also hurt himself.

2859 days ago
24.

Stephen Roberson    

This jackass still doesn't get it. You vote for the best dancer, not the chick whose music or political views or favorite cola best floats your boat. Do the words "special interests" mean anything? That's why he has no fucking job. I can't stand Jerry Springer, but if he can out-mambo Emmitt Smith and the rest of the "Dancing With the Stars" field, by golly he should be champ. Should Tom Delay earn fantasy football points for having more felonies on his record than anyone else in his league? Of course not. While he, his colleagues and his cell mates may believe the former to be an impressive achievement, it has absolutely nothing to do with the latter. I don't know what pisses me off most, Delay's dumbass mug shot, his actions or the fact that he's actually made me give a shit about "Dancing With the Stars."

2859 days ago
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MickIAm    

What an idiot! Isn't there elections elsewhere that he should be supporting. Oh wait, not sure how much call their is for a disgraced, out-of-work congressman. It's a dance show, let the best contestant win.

2859 days ago
26.

BA Duffy    

Get a life...loser!

2859 days ago
27.

TrueBlue    

Tom Delay should be dancing with BigBubba in a Federal Prison soon ! ! !

2859 days ago
28.

Bill    

Is he trying to CORRUPT this as well??????????

2859 days ago
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Bradley    

Tom Delay is the ultimate hypocrite. He was one of the most corrupt, unethical, money for hire politicians this county has ever known. He needs to just shut the hell up and slither back into the hole he crawled out of.

2859 days ago
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shirlee    

This guy has the brass ones !!! What a jerk..as if we would take advise from that crook.. This is what he is reduced to..very funny! Hey Tom, why don't you redistrict yourself from the show...

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