If you are like me, you love television drivel like Dancing With the Stars and you eagerly anticipate learning who the next batch of C list celebrities will be that will become famous by embarrassing themselves on national television. I personally consider the day that the Surreal Life cast is announced something akin to a national holiday as we find out who will join the legions of stars who come off much better (Ron Jeremy, Vanilla Ice, Tammy Faye Baker) or much worse (Janice Dickenson, that girl from Baywatch, Tawny Kitaen) that you would have anticipated.
Thus I was very excited to hear the news that the newest cast of “Dancing With the Stars” will include everyone’s favorite young conservative, Tucker Carlson. I admit that even though my politics are not in line with those of the Tuck man, I find him strangely entertaining. He doesnt take himself too seriously, has a good sense of humor and even handled being embarrassed by Jon Stewart in a decent manner. In recent months he has eschewed his normal bowtie for the “unbuttoned collar” look that I am fond of as part of my wardrobe. Plus, this video of Tucker on his virtually unwatched MSNBC show dancing in a goofy manner is enough to win over even the most die-hard liberal. (By the way, as an expert in the “dancing goofy” genre, I think Tucker would have been a good honorary member of Delta Sigma Phi after this performance).
So Tucker will be dancing and I for one am excited. Until one of these shows comes to their senses and makes a “Dancing With Awkward Seven Footers that play for Kentucky”, watching Tucker go up against Emmitt Smith on national television will have to pacify me.