Falling Star

Tom DeLay Drops Out of Dancing

Congress isn’t the only place inhospitable to Tom DeLay these days: The disgraced former House Majority Leader has dropped out of Dancing With the Stars due to escalating medical problems. On Monday night, DeLay declared himself "insane or stupid" as he performed the samba with stress fractures in both feet, and on Tuesday he paid the price: Saved from elimination and awarded an attractive Texas Two-Step dance routine, DeLay was forced to admit he could go no further. "If you can't practice, you make a fool of yourself out here," DeLay said, noting "I don't want to do that to Cheryl," his dance partner. Tom and Cheryl will perform their Texas Two-Step at the season finale, once DeLay has had time to heal his damaged heels.