COMMENTARY | The political pundits are standing at the ready position. They are waiting for the word so they can unleash the hoard of stories and quotes they've been saving up. I'm not talking about Mike Huckabee or Sarah Palin throwing their hat into the ring to run for president in 2012. I'm talking about whether former Delaware senatorial candidate Christine O'Donnell will be joining "Dancing With the Stars" this season.
The candidate who admitted during her campaign that she dabbled in witchcraft when she was younger and wrote on her Facebook page Tuesday:
"FACEBOOK EXCLUSIVE: I just got the Official "Ask" from Dancing With The Stars !! Although I am utterly flattered, my initial thought was to decline, as 2 year old nephew has more rhythm than me, and my two left feet!!"
O'Donnell is a tea party member and those who oppose tea party politics are ready to have a field day.
"Dancing With the Stars" is more than a show about dancing. The show helps build and rebuild reputations. Kelly Osbourne made a believer out of many when she reached the final in 2009. She has parlayed that into a career as a singer, fashion designer and spokeswoman.
Just last season, Bristol Palin came out of her shell and appears to have her life going in the right direction. While Palin might not have been a great dancer, she had a good attitude and fans of the show enjoyed seeing Bristol and her partner Mark Ballas dance.
I don't know O'Donnell, but I feel she has no choice but to do the show if she was asked. She needs to reintroduce herself to the American public. While she will never win the vote of those who oppose the tea party and what it stands for, she will become a household name to those who don't care about her past.
I would have to think "Dancing" is popular with the tea party crowd and they are sure to keep her on the show for many weeks regardless of how well she dances.
She has nothing to worry about, "Dancing With the Stars" has become the show to get your name front and center with the American public. O'Donnell's career needs this.
- Bristol Palin
- Sarah Palin
- Mark Ballas
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