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Ok folks, politics have gone waaaaaaaaaaaaay too far when politicians are telling you who to vote for on a silly reality show like Dancing With The Stars. Tom DeLay, the former Republican House Majority Leader, recently sent out an email to his supporters telling them they should vote for country singer Sara Evans in the upcoming third edition of the hit show.
Sara Evans has been a strong supporter of the Republican Party and represents good American values in the media. From singing at the 2004 Republican Convention to appearing with candidates in the last several election cycles, we have always been able to count on Sara for her support of the things we all believe in. Letâ€™s show Sara that same support by watching and voting for her each week to help her win this competition.
One of her opponents on the show is ultra liberal talk show host Jerry Springer. We need to send a message to Hollywood and the media that smut has no place on television by supporting good people like Sara Evans.
(Quotes from here, I can’t find a copy of the unedited email anywhere)
When we start voting along personal politics on a DANCING SHOW, I’m thinking the crazy train has gone off the tracks and is headed straight in to Nutty Land. (It’s just slightly pass Candy Land, but before the Gum Drop Forest) If you want to vote for Sara Evans based on her DANCING ability, go for it, but to vote for her “to send a message to Hollywood and the media that smut has no place on television” is just stupid. It’s not going to send anyone a message! I wouldn’t even be saying anything if DeLay had simply said “Hey, she’s my friend, throw her some votes.”, instead he turned it in to a war of politics and morals. I honestly don’t know a thing about her, but I know I would vote on ability, not beliefs.
I’ve said on this blog for ages that I like to remain politically neutral for the sake of my business, but anymore I really can’t stand either party. The endless bickering, pettiness, and shouting back and forth over utter non-sense has just turned me off to the whole political process. Nothing of real substance gets done any more, and though I know DeLay has left the House now, this is a perfect example of it. Dancing With The Stars is mindless, harmless, entertainment, and now it’s being turned in to a battleground for politics?
I don’t have any particular love for Springer, but I don’t begrudge him the niche he fills on television. Quite frankly, he doesn’t strike me as a dancer, he’ll be out in the first few rounds. I just hope Evans goes soon also so this silliness can be left behind. I watch DWTS (yes, I do watch it) to wind down after a long day at work, not to carry on a war against “smut” on television. My big question is when Tucker Carlson will get the backing of the National Bowtie Brigade. They must send a message to all non-bowtie wearers!