Tom DeLay, Twinkle-toes

The new season of “Dancing With The Stars … and Tom DeLay” premieres tonight at 8 p.m. and we at CJR will be watching with beers in hand to see if the “conservative firebrand” can transform the term “Majority Whip’ from a job description into a new dance move.

Watch “The Hammer,” as the ex-politician is nicknamed, smash a floating orb-thing in the teaser video below:

And watch him in the studio doing jazz hands with his professional dance partner, Cheryl Burke, who already seems to be getting annoyed with her pupil.

Alexandra Fenwick is an assistant editor at CJR.