Dancing with Redistricting

Abby Zimet

Former bug exterminator and House Majority Leader Tom "The
Hammer" DeLay - still under indictment as one of America's most corrupt
politicians and author of a brazen GOP redistricting scheme - did a
sparkly-vested, animal-print cha-cha on "Dancing With the Stars" last
night. Some comment seems in order, but we're not sure what. Something
about the absurd nexus between politics and celebrity, the Biblical
proportions of his fall, the complex issue of which punishment
best fits his crimes - jail or dancing on a reality show? For now, with
House Republicans reportedly plotting, make sure it doesn't happen
again. The Democratic Governors' Association is trying to keep things
fair here. The dancing train wreck, if you're so inclined, is here.


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