DeLay Toughs Out Samba, Crawls Out of Last Place

Tom DeLay toughs it out, gains judges' admiration—and moves from last place
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 6, 2009 7:17 AM CDT

(Newser) – Tom DeLay defied his doctors last night and performed on Dancing With the Stars—despite a stress fracture in each foot. “What’s a little pain when you can party?” asked DeLay, who danced the samba in red, white, and blue. The former House Majority Leader scored kudos from judge Bruno for being a “super trouper,” and scored 15 to rise one spot above last place, Entertainment Tonight reports. Watch his performance at left.