DeLay's Last Dance Schlock. Conservatism suffers a grievous blow in Dancing With the Stars. Cable talker Tucker Carlson, looking like a gawky teenager at a bar mitzvah, comes in dead last. Tom DeLay's favorite, wholesome country singer Sara Evans, is second to last. Stayin' alive: Jerry Springer, whose cha-cha-cha gets him one slot ahead of Evans.
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The Most Ingenious Teaching Device Ever Invented
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