First, there was the departure of Mikhail Baryshnikov from the American Ballet Theatre in 1978. Then there was the retirement of Tommy Tune. Now, the art and dancing worlds are reeling from the announcement that former Republican Majority Leader Tom DeLay is leaving “Dancing With the Stars” due to foot injuries.
It turns out that the Tango will be his swan song, his final dance for a grateful nation.
A doctor found fractures in both of DeLay’s feet.
Who will soon forget his performance of “Why Can’t We Be Friends?” — a song that seemed to offer an inverse message from his time as “The Hammer” of the House. Then again, DeLay would observe on the program that “One thing I wasn’t prepared for in learning to dance was getting in touch with my feminine side.” That was a feeling shared by millions.
Here is his farewell performance:
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