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Tom DeLay’s Kid Begs People To Vote Eight Times For Her Dad

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Haw haw hawSomething is very wrong with this Tom DeLay appearance on Dancing With The Stars, beyond the surreal fact that it’s even happening, in real life. Some folks have sent us an e-mail to the “Dancing With Delay” mailing list from DeLay’s daughter, Dani DeLay Ferro, who, like her father, does not exactly have a saint’s background. Ferro sends very explicit directions about how to vote for her father EIGHT TIMES, tonight. “Similar to the House of Representatives, the rules are a bit peculiar, so I’ve outlined them below,” she writes, irritatingly. What must these two crooks be plotting, by caring about this so much?

From: Dani DeLay Ferro
Date: Mon, Sep 21, 2009 at 4:16 PM
Subject: Dancing with DeLay

Dear Friends,

My dad is in LA preparing for the premiere’s big performance on Dancing With the Stars – TONIGHT – at 8:00pm EST. He is having so much fun – and has gotten in great shape!

[If you don’t want to read superfluous bullshit, skip the next two (2) paragraphs. Or the rest of the e-mail. Honestly, it’s amazing you’ve read this far — Ed.]

Now, it may have been shocking to some of you that my dad decided to participate in such a high profile dancing program. But for those who know what a goofball he really is, it’s a perfect fit. Really, the man loves to dance. Weddings, parties, political events – when there’s a dance floor, he always puts on a show. Now that doesn’t mean he’s the best dancer, but he has fun with it and isn’t shy about taking the stage – which we all know is half the battle.

Personally, I am a HUGE fan of the show. I tune in every week, and I vote. And I lobbied for him to be partnered with the best – Cheryl Burke! But my favorite part about DWTS is that it takes people who are brilliant and successful in a variety of careers – acting, music, technology, football, and yes, even politics – and places them completely out of their element to challenge their mind, body, and ability to work with others. It’s one of the last truly family-oriented shows that promotes the beauty and fun of dancing to the people.

Now I have one thing I will ask of you – vote early, and vote often! Tom DeLay was known as the most effective Whip in modern congressional history, and now it’s our turn to “whip” the vote for him. Similar to the House of Representatives, the rules are a bit peculiar, so I’ve outlined them below.

Phone lines open at the beginning of the show and stay open for 30 minutes after the show ends – voters can call or use text messaging to vote. Online voting via your email address will remain open until noon [Eastern time] the next day. In order to vote online, you MUST register through the ABC website. The viewer voting determines who goes on to compete the next week, with one man and one woman eliminated on Wednesday’s show.

Unlike elections, in which each citizen gets one vote, the “DWTS” voting system allows you to vote EIGHT TIMES — the number of contestants that night — by calling 1-800-868-3408. That means you can vote eight times from your home phone, eight times from your cellphone, eight times on the web site and you can also text eight times.

Thank you again for supporting my dad in this exciting and fun new challenge. Please don’t forget to tell your friends and family to vote to keep him on the show that he’s enjoying so much! And as Dad always says…

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Keep the faith,

Dani DeLay Ferro

P.S. In order to to be eligible to vote online, please go here and register. It takes only a couple of minutes.

We did not include any of her links because we are scared of viruses that will clean out our bank accounts, which is clearly the point of this whole thing.

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  • Chain Tattoo

    Wow, it’s my turn to whip the vote!
    Whip it!
    Whip it good!
    Is there some kind of prize offered for the best whip wielder?

  • Will work for shoes

    Rulez? What rulez?! We don’t need no stinkin’ rulez!
    Not in the House
    Not in the TV
    ‘Cause we’re Republicans
    And we make our own rulez.

    (I’m going to vote a hundred times for everyone else.)

  • Gorillionaire

    The only vote I want to cast for the Bugman is when I am on the jury that votes him guilty and sends him to the clink.

  • eclecticbrotha

    I’m pretty sure DeLay is telling that young filly about the time he had an onion on his belt….

  • Eric Cheney

    Democrats needn’t bother with this. You must have a spine to dance.

  • Come here a minute

    Dad has gotten in great shape. If you think a circle is a great shape.

  • Crank Tango

    Fucking ACORN.

  • SayItWithWookies

    The only way I’d watch this crap would be if Patrick Fitzgerald were one of the judges. But since that’s not happening, and since there’s no photograph of Delay that doesn’t make him look like something the dung beetles brought in, I utterly refuse to watch him voluntarily. Maybe if there were a show called Executions with the Execrable, but not until then.

  • chascates

    Cheating. It’s the Right way!

  • RoscoePColtraine

    If they keep making Tom Delay look like a girlie-boy on the teevee, I will do my part to make sure he wins this wingnut celebration of talent.

  • Dadaio

    My only question is who is the lucky contestant upon whom Wonkette will set her uncouth zombamabies, for whom to vote 420 times in pursuit of almight chaos/Obamuslin?

    Awaiting further instruction…

  • Crank Tango

    apparently this is one of her facebook friends…

  • Jukesgrrl

    I don’t believe Lincoln would approve.

  • shadowMark

    With Meghan McCain I never feel my moral compass straying from magnetic north.

  • The Church of Realism

    If Baby Jeebus cared, he would seperate Tiny Tom’s ankle from his Achilles so we may all revel in the collective Schadenfreude. In Tiny Jeebus name, we prey…

  • steve

    re: Chain tatoo – O/t, but the “whip it” reminded me of the deer tick concert on Friday where I stood behind a cute girl who would spank herself as she danced. I was about to ask her if she did that during sex when I realized I’d finished my beer and my priorities got in the way…

  • widget09

    Eight is enough?

  • TGY

    Poor, poor, Cheryl Burke.

  • Crank Tango

    [re=415885]steve[/re]: dammit, now I know I am Monday quarterbacking, but in hindsight I would suggest “I’m steve, would you like a beer?”

  • queeraselvis v 2.0

    If it weren’t for the fact that calling Tom Delay a total homo would insult homos (myself included) everywhere, I would be obliged to make a snarky Sister Sledge reference.

  • Humpback

    No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No.

  • slappypaddy

    only eight times? come on, dani, where’s your ambition, girl, you peeps is losing your touch.

  • steve

    who are you the governor of Texas, don’t you realize we’re in a recession?

  • S.Luggo

    My vote is not for sale, Dani. For barter yes, but not for sale. Make the check out in Ameros.

  • Extemporanus

    Kate Gosselin’s uterus is actually a Dancing with the Stars voting booth? I guess that helps explain the fraying vagina curtains…

  • Kingbee

    Vote early, vote often? What does she think this is: Florida/2000, or maybe Pennsylvania/2004?

  • Way Cool Larry

    Isn’t it easier just to rig the vote counting machines? Isn’t that how they normally do it?

  • house of the blue lights

    What does Sarah Palin think about all this. Why is her Facebook page quiet on the subject of Dancing with Delay? I’ll tell you why– socialism!

  • Guppy06

    “people who are brilliant and successful”

    Who was it that said “All political careers end in failure” again? With DeLay, it’s doubly true.

  • 5erfun

    Tom the Dancing Bug?

  • Suds McKenzie

    Just try to “redistrict” Chuck Liddell.

  • Long Form Def Certificate

    How is Tommy out of his element if he cannot get enough of dancing?

  • FlipOffResearch

    It seems like gaming the system is a family trait.

  • Que miras, cabron!

    My better half is watching “Dancing with the Stars” and just saw Delay. She is totally apolitical, does not know who Delay is, but asked: “is he gay?”. I said he is a Republican. She said that settles it! ‘Nuff said.

  • hobospacejunkie

    the premiere’s big performance

    Who’s doing the dancing/performing? The Ex-terminator or the “premiere?” Modifier FAIL.

  • Darkness

    [re=416109]Long Form Def Certificate[/re]: Doubly true because he does not give a shit what anyone else thinks of him, or his dancing.

    [re=415991]Kingbee[/re]: Like in Georgia, you mean. Hm, so maybe this purported email is just a diversion . . .

  • Decker

    I’m sure there’s some magical overlap on the Vinn Diagram of Republican voters and Consumers of Crappy Television. Nonetheless, whichever misunderstood freak (your Sanjays, Clay Aikins, Mark Cubans and such) is annointed underdog of this show, that freak will go through DeLay like an Oklahoma Congressman through gay porn.

  • LoweredPeninsula

    Damn, I actually had this on the television while I was on the computer. DeLay was painful to watch, and is quite feminine (he even remarked about “getting in touch with his feminine side). The whole thing was more awkward than anyone could have imagined. It was so strange (and one or two of the judges remarked on the bat-shit insanity of it all) that I almost felt sorry for him. I mean, he managed to come across as closeted, creepy, strange, older than his years, strangely shaped…all at once.

    [re=415866]SayItWithWookies[/re]: “The only way I’d watch this crap would be if Patrick Fitzgerald were one of the judges.”


  • clientnumber8

    I hope Chuck Liddell knocks him the fuck out, literally.

  • Freelance Minion

    She only did this because she knows ACORN is getting illegal aliens to vote for Donny Osmond