OK, even for those who've never watched Dancing With the Stars, your curiosity had to be piqued on Monday when ABC announced that former Republican majority leader Tom DeLay is joining the cast for this season. That's a coup for the network, as DeLay's first dance has suddenly become the early must-watch moment this fall. The former congressmen was quoted as saying, "Conservatives can have fun too." We already know this, of course, based on the singing career of former attorney general John Ashcroft. According to The New York Times, DWTS producers have an even loftier goal: Getting Bill Clinton to jump in. We at MediaFreak don't see this as a good idea at all. Can you imaging throwing Bubba in with former Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover girl Kathy Ireland? Or Olympic swimmer Natalie Coughlin? Not a good idea. We think DWTS should go more global in its quest for dancing politicians. Say, Boris Yelstin? Oops, Yelstin died in 2007. Well, we do know that the most recent leader of the free world doesn't have that much to do, and he loves to get down.
—Posted by Mike Shields