As if schlocky TV and American politics weren’t harrowingly similar enough already, this week brings the word that onetime tea party Senate hopeful Christine O’Donnell of Delaware got the invite to join the prancing cohort of celebs on the next “Dancing With the Stars,” which is becoming quite the conduit for conservative politicians looking to boost their careers. Why, just look at what it did for Tom DeLay! –KA

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Calling it a “Facebook Exclusive,” the Tea Party favorite wrote: “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!!”

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