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.

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Alexandra Fenwick is an assistant editor at CJR.