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Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Not a Fan of Tom Delay's Fancy Footwork

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There are moments in American culture when I just want to shut my brain off. Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay -- the first siting congressional leader to ever be indicted -- hoofing it up on Dancing with the Stars is one of those moments. The guy should be practicing his don't-drop-the-soap-two-step; instead he's on some stupid TV program doing the cha-cha. 


As house majority leader and Republican whip, he was known for playing hardball with the more moderate members of his party, such as our own Ileana Ros-Lehtinen. We might not know how she feels about her former colleauge personally or professionally, but she did share her views on his cha-cha with CBS News:

"Doing the cha-cha, it was like a bad car accident," Ros-Lehtinen said. "You want to look away but you can't."

Of course, maybe she's still mad at him for that time he got caught smoking a Cuban cigar.

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