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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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31.

Rico    

This guy needs to be bent over a rail in some prison. Delay you are a scumbag with delusions of being clean.
Rico

2872 days ago
32.

Laura    

I didn't know anyone actually watched that show....is it any good?

2872 days ago
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martin    

tom delay a true reap-publican, do as i say, not as i do! tom should have joined the army at sometime in his life, as well as cheney, limbaugh; hannity , he might of learned something about dignity,class,and respect. now he can dance with his new jail partner , and he can wear the dress!

2872 days ago
34.

Hugo    


I'm no supporter of DeLay, for I'm aware he's a good "con-man" just like most politicians. They could care less about going to Washington to improve our lives or to make the nation any better. All they give a shit about is in maintian their certain life-style.

Why must we blame DeLay for our own stupidities?
For so long as we continue to vote for politicians because: "he looks like an honest guy", "He has moral values", "he's a good family man", etc..., (and with very little regards for his abilities to address and solve current issues facing us or the nation, we shall continue to be taken to the cleaners by "con-men" like him.

Isn't it time we get away from the dumb T.V games and try to educate ourselves about the electoral process???
......

2872 days ago
35.

R. Byrne    

This Republican idiot (is that redundant?) has the nerve to talk about morals! Springer is no angel, either, but Delay is just using the same kind of smear tacktics he used in Congress. Hey Tom, don't you think we should see them dance first and then decide for whom to vote...or is that too straightforward for your way of working?

2872 days ago
36.

Jack    

How much is DeLay making off of this ... he certainly isn't doing it for free ?????

2872 days ago
37.

Will Beaumont    

I am so sick and tired of all this "holier than thou" attitude pushed by the right wing Republican party. Tom Delay was so bad, he was an embarrassment to them. I believe in separation of church and state. The right wing can't see the need for that. What does a dancing show have to do with government? Right wingers are so narrow, I'm suprised they'd support dancing by anyone!

2872 days ago
38.

PKT    

Well, you can only see that the Dummycrats responded to the Delay support for Sara Evans...

Love the Show, Dancing with the stars! Should be great to watch... Go all good Dancers!

PKT

2872 days ago
39.

Edna Duvall    

Get a NEW life, Tom.....it's a dance contest!!!!!

2872 days ago
40.

Bill Douglas    

The American people should awake and realize that Tom Delay's sentiments, for the most part are the true sentiments of the Republican party as a whole. Take what you want, steal all you can, and continue to boast of your MORAL VALUES!!!! The public seams to,for the most part, fall for it over and over again.

2872 days ago
41.

mack    

BOY, THIS SURE SAYS BAD THINGS ABOUT SARA EVANS. I D I D LIKE HER. NOT NOW, WITH FRIENDS LIKE THAT. "VALUES" LIKE THEIRS"????? WHAT A JOKE

2872 days ago
42.

K    

If Sara Evens is such a strong supporter of the republican party, I won't be buying anymore of her CD's. Thanx for the info tom...

2872 days ago
43.

Curmudgeon    

Tom DeLay is one of the greasiest, lying, phony scumbag whores who ever sullied American politics. Taking advice from him is tantamount to becoming a braindead neocon clone and drowning in ten feet of doo-doo.
His demise will be cause for celebration among people with an IQ larger than their shoe size.

2872 days ago
44.

MrP    

Delay - get a life.

2872 days ago
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marti-kay    

What American Values??? Lying? Under the Table manipulations? Paying off "Goones"? Breaking the Laws/ and Manipulating the Constitution to suit our own Religious/Politial Views? I would like for the entire Congress and Senate to return to Democracy intead of this Duplicate of the Taliban! Go hide under a ROCK Delay! Let the TV audience make up there own minds according to who is the BEST on the dance floor!!!

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