Since resigning in disgrace from his position as House Majority Leader, it seems as if Tom DeLay has been keeping himself busy.
Just the other day, he emceed Vision America’s Heroes of the Faith Gala. According to an email sent out by Vision America’s Rick Scarborough
On Thursday evening more than 500 Pastors, elected officials and supporters gathered at the Westin Galleria Hotel Grand Ballroom to celebrate Vision America’s accomplishments of the past year and to hear about the challenges of the next 12 months. This year’s Gala marked our seventh meeting in the past eight years, and it was by far the most impacting. Attendees included the Lt. Governor of Texas and the Mayor of Houston as well as dozens of Judges and State Senators and Representatives. Congressman Tom DeLay emceed the event and received numerous affirmations from the supportive crowd that evening.
Maybe DeLay will put the contacts he made at the Vision America gala to good use by adding them to his email list as he works to round up votes for Sara Evans on “Dancing With the Stars”
Former House majority leader Tom DeLay is using his post-congressional clout to influence another election — the viewer voting on ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars,” which has its season premiere next Tuesday. The Hammer has sent out a mass mailing asking his friends to vote for Sara Evans because she “represents good American values.” And he doesn’t want them to vote for Jerry Springer.
“I am writing to you today in an effort to help a good friend of mine, country music singer and GOP supporter Sara Evans,” DeLay begins. Evans sang at the 2004 Republican convention; now DeLay wants to return the favor. “Let’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.”
With Tom DeLay involved, nobody should be surprised it the “Dancing With the Stars” audience suddenly finds itself facing some mid-show redistricting or arm twisting designed to benefit only Ms. Evans.