DeLay Boogies From Dancing to Millionaire
Tom Delay is the new 'expert' on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 27, 2009 10:20 AM CDT
In this Monday, Sept. 21, 2009 photo, Former House Republican Whip Tom DeLay, 62, dances with his partner Cheryl Burke on the ABC's "Dancing with the Stars," in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/ABC, Adam Larkey)
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(Newser) – As if seeing Tom DeLay shake his butt on Dancing With the Stars wasn't hard enough on America, the former House Majority Leader will continue his budding reality show career on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. DeLay will appear as the "expert" lifeline, following in the footsteps of Wolf Blitzer and Soledad O'Brien, the New York Post reports. The gig began yesterday and continues the rest of the week.

"I suspect that maybe a good part of what DeLay is doing is so that potential jurors might see that he's not the hard-hearted guy that he presented himself as when he was majority leader, and that he has a soft and fuzzy side to him," says a former federal prosecutor. DeLay is facing trial on charges of money laundering, and "he's trying to influence public opinion beforehand," the lawyer adds.