Jake Tapper twittered a little while ago that House Majority Leader Tom DeLay will be competing on Dancing With the Stars this season. Um. Good Morning America is apparently announcing the new cast this morning so we believe Tapper (though we’d be even more impressed to discover that Tapper was capable of pulling a Twitter practical joke) but still!
If we had to put money on what embattled former politician would be making an appearance on DWTS our first pick would have obviously been Blago. That said, DeLay has dallied with the show before: back in 2006 he emailed supporters to vote for Sara Evans, a country music singer who had performed at the 2004 Republican National Convention. Alas, there are no DWTS voting districts for DeLay to attempt to redraw in his favor, but it will be interesting to see what kind of support he is able to muster. Or maybe this is he attempt to return to relevance! If it works perhaps others will consider following suit.
Ha! According to GMA host Chris Cuomo, Tapper’s Twitter scooped his own network. Said Cuomo on air a few minutes ago: “Jake Tapper, our Senior White House correspondent actually broke this before we could break it on the show, that’s how good a reporter he is.” Behold the reach of an early morning Twitter.
Also, here are the other contestants: Louis Vito, Aaron Carter, Michael Irvin, Kathy Ireland, Melissa Joan Hart, Mya, Donny Osmond, Mark Decascos, Ashley Hamilton, Macy Gray, Kelly Osborne, Debi Mazar, Chuck Lidell, Natalie Coughlin, Joanna Krupa.
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