The Hammer bumps and grinds

September 23, 2009 by barbara

barbara writes

Behold Tom "I would like the president to produce his birth certificate" DeLay.

I know, I know. Once upon a time, the Clothesline was the site for witty repartee and insightful political analysis. But lately, there's so much craptastic stuff going on in the good old U.S. of A. that we have gone all HuffPosty. There's more, you betcha.

This morning, Maureen Dowd wrote in the NYTimes:

...learning the tango from Cheryl Burke, his partner on ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” who blessedly had never heard of the guy once dubbed “The Meanest Man in Congress” when he was first assigned to her.

“Cheryl says the tango’s macho, arrogant and aggressive, and I said, ‘That’s me,’ ” he recalled. (snip)

Is The Hammer funny or what?!

“You’re crazier than Sarah Palin!” (Stars judge) Bruno (Toniolli) shouted when a winded DeLay was done swiveling in a leopard-skin-sequin-trimmed brown get-up.

“I think that’s a great compliment,” DeLay told me afterward.

Once the Hammer tried to outfox Democrats. Now he’s trying to outfox-trot Donny Osmond. Once he whipped Republicans relentlessly to keep their votes in line. Now he says he and his daughter have “a strategy to whip the vote” on “Dancing.”

Etc., etc., etc.

Oh, how the mighty have fallen.

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lilalia (not verified) | September 24, 2009 - 1:05am

I totally agree with all the craptastic stuff going on. It's hard to figure out what articles to click on and actually read. The headlines are often enough to make me shutter and beg me to ignore the details of the story. And all of these figures Palin in Asia, Delan in DWTS, etc. (and the list is soooo very long), they keep on rearing their heads like a slew of badly behaved cousins at family events. You know the types; you can't not invite them because they will show up anyways, but in a nasty drunken mood, but if you do invite them, they arrive in a rambunctious drunken mood...


Peggy (not verified) | October 2, 2009 - 1:33am

Barbara you're killin me! I'd rather stab a fork in my eye than watch that jack ass attempt a tango....seriously....move along people there's nothing to see here!