the dance is called the 'stanky legg'

What Ever Happened To Bill Richardson?

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He was the Democratic presidential candidate with the funniest ads, and maybe the most experience. And then he was going to be, maybe, secretary of state. But Hillary got that prize. Then he was going to Commerce, but there was some investigation of his office in New Mexico. Now, Bill Richardson just dances and dances and dances to the Mexican turbo-polka, as this secret May 4 video makes so terrifyingly clear. [YouTube via Wonkette Operative “Ellen D.”]

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  • lovekills

    Eat your heart out John Travolta.

  • Custerwolf

    Well Bill was a good sport, but Cher should probably cut this part of her act out of the rest of her tour.

  • Josh Fruhlinger

    At the beginning which he clutched at his chest I thought we were going to watch the guy die of a heart attack.

  • Suds McKenzie

    He’s now the president of Beard Club for Men.

  • Lascauxcaveman

    So awesome! Bill totally rocks.

    And isn’t that (Hispanic-Female) SCOTUS candidate Salma Hayek on the right?

  • kthxbai…also

    Oh, how quickly one must fall…

  • GaySailor

    Oh, LAWD! My eyes! It burns!!! It BURNS!!!

  • ky-jellydonuts

    Wow, Quatro de Mayo parties have some seriously wacky traditions.

  • obfuscator

    “Mexican turbo-polka”

    I now have a name for my band.

  • GaySailor

    [re=311557]obfuscator[/re]: Ya know what? I think “mexican turbo-polka” should enter the American lexicon after TODAY! That is a GREAT word to define that sort of music. I’m gonna start saying that when I hear “Mexican Tejano / Disco” stuff.

  • RoscoePColtraine

    Meh, all Bill EVER wanted to be was somebody’s bitch. Loser.

  • V572625694

    Who’s the dude on the left waving big coils of phone wire up in the air Why do they seem to be in a tent?

  • gurukalehuru

    Politicians should not dance. Ever.

  • hamletta

    I’m just glad he grew the beard back.

  • Ken Layne

    [re=311567]hamletta[/re]: That’s no beard. It’s cinnamon.

  • cranky

    i love him for having more balls than the next 100 guys. he is the one you want to hang out with all night, because his manshit will never get in the way of a good time.

    go bill, here’s a doughnut.

  • davesnothere

    Let’s review: Richardson/Cher – endurable:: Rove/David Gregory – not

  • obfuscator

    get on the bueno foot and do the malo thing!!!

    /high school spanish

  • hobospacejunkie

    Whose head will explode first? Bill Richardson or Rush Limbaugh? Seeing as how Bill’s is just filling up with fat around his brains while Rush’s ganglia is being increasingly squeezed by prodigious amounts of opiate residue and Dominican ladyboy semen, the smart money is on Rush.

  • AxmxZ

    May the 4th be with you, Bill.

  • Lascauxcaveman

    [re=311571]Ken Layne[/re]: HA! Can you win your own thread?

    Why, yes. Yes, you can.

  • dementor

    Best of all, he’s a bad dancer, following the Hallmark sentiment to dance like no one is looking. Unfortunately for his career and the public who would have benefitted from his service, he’s acted too much like no one’s looking.

  • Custerwolf

    [re=311585]Lascauxcaveman[/re]: I have to admit that one made me laugh so hard my cheeks still hurt. Actually they probably hurt because of that spanking I received earlier.
    What now?

  • Lionel Hutz Esq.

    Does anybody here remember Richardson?
    Remember how he said that
    We would meet again
    Some sunny day?
    Bill! Bill!
    What has become of you?
    Does anybody else in here
    Feel the way I do?

  • Lord Growing

    [re=311565]V572625694[/re]: That’s Judd Gregg.

    Sucks not being in the cabinet.

  • Lascauxcaveman

    [re=311590]Custerwolf[/re]: Cinnamon. It’s inherently funny!

  • lawrenceofthedesert

    Good to see that the choreographic tradition of Jackie “Away We Go!” Gleason lives on in New Mexico. That’s more energy from Bill than I saw in an entire 2008 campaign speech, when the Perry Como tradition dominated him and Kucinich’s wife in an interesting halter top inspired no turbo in his polka whatsoever.

  • facehead

    Does he do Bar Mitzvahs?

  • Bruno

    I’ve seen mexicans dance before, and that’s no mexician. I think he must be a nuevo meixican

  • SayItWithWookies

    This is how folks end up when they don’t play ball. I’m talking to you, Arlen.

  • hobospacejunkie

    [re=311610]allainjules[/re]: I don’t want to tell anyone how to do their job, but allainjules, you should be banned. While you are harmless, you contribute nothing, ever, and just pimp your blog or whatever the hell it is, which is in French, which is fine except this blog is in English, and your blog thingy is never relevant to the discussion. I would not shed a tear should we never see you again.

  • gurukalehuru

    [re=311614]hobospacejunkie[/re]: Pas trop vite avec le banhammer, mon ami.

  • hobospacejunkie

    [re=311615]gurukalehuru[/re]: Just pointing out that he drops his little bombs in the midst of snark every day for no apparent reason. I see little difference between this & spam. But I’m not trying to tell anyone how to do their job. Just thought I could get away with a little steam blowing in the middle of the night when no one’s watching.

  • Suds McKenzie

    … your white AZ suite will fit, or your money back … its guaranteed.

  • Servo

    Is this a deleted scene from the Star Wars cantina?

  • Suds McKenzie

    So again don’t let my lyrics mislead you
    I don’t love you but I need you
    Would you rather have me lie
    Take a piece of your pie and say bye
    Or be honest and rub your thighs

    dah dat da dah dahh … Bill …
    dah dat da dah dahh ….Suave

  • x111e7thst

    [re=311615]gurukalehuru[/re]: Le banhammer est le nouveau noir.

  • TGY

    That’s the problem with ‘dance as if no one is watching’. There’s usually some fucker out there taking video and…Youtube! It’s a plague worse than pork fever, I tell ya.

  • Itsjustme

    [re=311565]V572625694[/re]: I thought they were Hula Hoops.

  • j6n

    Where did she see the “robot”? It was obviously the “locomotion”.

  • sanantonerose

    I found him. He was on Craigslist S.A. Older man seeking younger woman for friendship and moviegoing. Apparently I don’t have to do anything else until I’m “ready.”

  • sanantonerose

    [re=311571]Ken Layne[/re]: Cinnamon? What, they were bobbing for apples in a tub of Abuelita?

  • slappypaddy

    the dance of a man who has little left to lose

  • GaySailor

    ohhhh! Peggy Noonan is attempting her dramatic monologues as coy commentary on “Morning Joe” over at MSNBC this morning. I’m gonna have to drink a pot o’coffee before I’m ready to watch that shit. Actually, I don’t think I couldn’t handle her until about 6:00 pm for some cheap tv dinner theater. Her shit is so over the top she should have to do interpretive dance with her prose? I mean… COME ON… who speaks like that?!!?

  • Norbert
  • One Yield Regular

    [re=311565]V572625694[/re]: Carlos Santana-Castaneda?

  • ALIVE!

    [re=311627]x111e7thst[/re]: Le banhammer est dans the camping-car pour le weekend, et va retourner la semaine prochaine.

  • ALIVE!

    [re=311653]ALIVE![/re]: Merde … le camping-car.

  • bricks

    I wonder why he’s the greatest dancer?

  • Mr Blifil

    He seems to go into defibrillation at around 0:03 seconds.

  • queeraselvis v 2.0

    That’s not the turbo-polka, people. It’s the Funky Chicken, with a dose of hot coals dropped down his undies for good measure.

  • Mr Blifil

    [re=311571]Ken Layne[/re]: Churros!

  • rocktonsammy

    Bust a move!

  • dijetlo

    [re=311671]Mr Blifil[/re]: That’s just somebody switching on his vibrating buttplug, not to worry.

  • Kingbee

    [re=311565]V572625694[/re]: I just assumed that this was a Santa Muerte tent revival, the guy in the white suit was the sacrificial virgin, and the guy with the hula hoops couldn’t afford a real tambourine.

  • earnestcivilservant

    I just like it that she’s saying “Ho! Ho! Ho!” while he’s dancing. Pretty ballsy of her, when the Gov tries to leave the stage she tells him to stay…and he does!

  • dodgesmahoney

    JANA MASHONEE IS SO HOT!!! can’t believe she got billy to bust out da stanky legg

  • Jewdishoowary Square

    Did I just get “Bill-roll’d”?

  • Deepthroat

    Man, i miss Boris Yeltsin. :(

  • gwopboy14

    wow i cant believe mr richardson knows the stanky leg!!!!!!
    he is the man , apparently he also knows the soulja boy dance and the harlem shuffle