He was neither the first awkward “celebrity” to appear on Dancing with the Stars nor the last, but Tom DeLay delivered performances with an especially disturbing quality about them. The former House majority leader, whose trial this month came five years after he was indicted on charges of money laundering (he denies any wrongdoing), went on the show in 2009. The Hammer performed several routines, including a cha-cha set to “Wild Thing.” It’s hard to say what’s most disconcerting — the butt shaking? the winking at the judge? the hip swiveling? — but we’re gonna go with the moment he looks directly into the camera while lip-synching, “Wild thing, I think I love you,” and points at us unfortunate viewers. Perhaps he would have gone far: the former Congressman wasn’t voted off the show, but rather withdrew because of an injury.
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