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Posted at 8:45 AM ET, 02/23/2011

Christine O'Donnell ponders 'Dancing With the Stars' gig

By Lisa de Moraes

Former Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell. (Melina Mara Photo)

Has "Dancing With the Stars" found its polarizing political figure for its spring edition?

Christine O'Donnell, the "I'm not a witch" Tea Party candidate from Delaware who ran unsuccessfully for Senate in 2010, may be the one.

On her Facebook page, she has written:

"FACEBOOK EXCLUSIVE: I just got the Official "Ask" from Dancing With The Stars !! Although I am utterly flattered, my initial thought was to decline, as 2 year old nephew has more rhythm than me, and my two left feet!!"

Her many fans responded:

"Go for it girlfriend!" wrote one, speaking for all those who thought it was a good idea.

"The decision is simple: Go on the show and marginalize yourself even more. Don't and you maintain a valid voice in politics," wrote another, who has yet to appreciate the political value of being seen weekly by more than 20 million people -- assuming both of O'Odnnell's feet are not left.

After a couple hundred had weighed in, O'Donnell once again addressed her fans on Facebook:

"The facebook comments about Dancing w The Stars list great pros and cons. Thank you for your input. Still undecided. Book comes first."

O'Donnell had better wrap up that book quick -- ABC's going to announce the show's new lineup of "celebrity" dancers next week on Monday's "The Bachelor." The spring edition of "Dancing" kicks off next month.

O'Donnell has already been a recurring performer, of sorts, on another TV series. In her youth, she made numerous appearances on the various iterations of Bill Maher's late-night TV talk franchise; Maher has migrated over the years from Comedy Central to ABC, and now is happily housed at HBO.

Here's a clip of O'Donnell and Maher exchanging ideas:

By Lisa de Moraes  | February 23, 2011; 8:45 AM ET
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Just another reason not to watch this show.

Posted by: davidlhanegraaf | February 23, 2011 9:09 AM | Report abuse

she's pretty hot---I'd like to see her in some tight, low cut stuff. Maybe she can work a witch routine into one of her dances.

Posted by: Isocrates | February 23, 2011 9:32 AM | Report abuse

Guess I'll exercise my constitutional right to change the channel . . . watching Kate was painful. Then they shoved Bristol on us, and I started changing the channel. Christine? I won't bother to tune in.

Posted by: Ruthiedke | February 23, 2011 9:56 AM | Report abuse

Oh I hope Christine accepts! She can hex her competition! Go Chrisie, go!

Posted by: arancia12 | February 23, 2011 10:00 AM | Report abuse

She should wait until a slot opens up for Dancing With Dopes

Posted by: GWGOLDB | February 23, 2011 10:06 AM | Report abuse

"Dancing with the Stars" used to be a great place to view B-list actors and other entertainment or sports figures or other "celebs." Now, it seems to have expanded the definition of "stars" to include (1) Tom DeLay (convicted felon), (2) Bristol Palin (main claim to fame - got knocked up), and (3) possibly Christine O'Donnell (who seems to have never held down a real job, but is famous anyway). These are truly interesting times. Now if Canada would only ease its immigration policies a little bit ...

Posted by: topperale | February 23, 2011 10:10 AM | Report abuse

Id rather listen to her say stuff but dragging that big butter face around like bristol lumping it would be as much fun as hillery on there.

Posted by: schmidt1 | February 23, 2011 10:19 AM | Report abuse

Will she wear a pointed hat as she dances around the cauldron with her broomstick?

Posted by: rbsher | February 23, 2011 10:28 AM | Report abuse

[davidlhanegraaf] Quoted: "Just another reason not to watch this show."
- What reason are you referring to?

Was it because he rebroadcast her own admissions? No one prompted her to explain these oddities in the first place - she freely volunteered them without forethought as to future ramifications; she bears total responsibility for her own actions and for recounting them years later, leading up to her "I am not a witch" commercial, in which she never said anything like "Despite what Bill Maher says, I am not a witch."

What was wrong with that? Was it Bill's fault that she said these and so many other classics in her public diatribes?

Take responsibility for your own choices and those of your heroes and heroines. If you are disappointed in her, tell her on her FB page instead of whining about it through the side door to an inane TV dancing show. Its all about context.

Posted by: WorldNet | February 23, 2011 10:45 AM | Report abuse

Christine, my dear. Get a life.
Signed: in, "Broom Hilda"

Posted by: rod1 | February 23, 2011 10:57 AM | Report abuse

Simply shows that these folks are not serious about anything, it's just about exposing yourself.

Posted by: jckdoors | February 23, 2011 11:16 AM | Report abuse

No,no,no. Didn't we put up with enough with Bristol Palin. I didn't watch until Bristol was gone, and I won't at all if this happens. I liked the show until it started pandering.

Posted by: poppysue85 | February 23, 2011 11:22 AM | Report abuse

Just another reason not to "witch" this show.

Posted by: pete7630 | February 23, 2011 11:27 AM | Report abuse

Yeah! Dancing with the loonies.

Posted by: therev1 | February 23, 2011 11:32 AM | Report abuse

Maybe it's Dancing that carries the hex. After all, Tom DeLay got convicted after appearing. I definitely think she should go on the show and see what happens. No, I don't watch it. I have enough reality in my life. I prefer the non-reality TV shows.

Posted by: TheDiz | February 23, 2011 11:38 AM | Report abuse

I'd watch it if her dancing partner was Bristol.

Posted by: double07 | February 23, 2011 11:42 AM | Report abuse

"The decision is simple: Go on the show and marginalize yourself even more. Don't and you maintain a valid voice in politics," wrote another [fan].

BWAHH ha ha HA ha ha ha howl ha ha he he he HA snort ha ha ha he bwah ha HAW haw mwah hhaw gasp ha ahha bwah ha eh he he fwe fppt he ha ha thhhwah ha ha mwah ha he snort! . . . Phew!

Maintain a valid voice in politics . . . that's a good one! Haven't laughed that hard in while. Thanks, delusion tea baggers!

Posted by: tomguy1 | February 23, 2011 11:45 AM | Report abuse

this is news? And what's she writing a book about, she hasn't done anything? Is it, how not to get elected?

Posted by: red2million | February 23, 2011 11:46 AM | Report abuse

What in the hell is going on in this country?? There's no longer any distinction between running for office and appearing on some wasted hour of television? As long as you're on the screen, it no longer matters for what--just that you made the Big Time of pixel-land? "She's a senator! She's a Tea-Partyer! She's a witch! She's a dancer! Watch all four of her tonight at 9!" That's how we define 'multi-talented' now, someone with a semi-recognizable name appearing anywhere and everywhere on the Channel Guide, hustled all over the dial until they register on a few random eyeballs, and so gain 'celebrity' status? We are indeed fast becoming a nation under Nero.

Posted by: dshepherd2 | February 23, 2011 11:48 AM | Report abuse

Even if she had a broken leg or two, she's gotta be better at dancing than she was at politics!

Posted by: thrh | February 23, 2011 11:56 AM | Report abuse

It really is the time to boycott DWTS sponsors. That's the only way to stop the train wreck the show has become. These ploys are solely about getting ratings. It's no longer about the dancing.

Posted by: shapiromarilyn | February 23, 2011 12:05 PM | Report abuse

Who would be her dancing partner? Her stupid Broomstick. This is so laughable.

Posted by: sumo1 | February 23, 2011 12:20 PM | Report abuse

Next year she will be boxing Tonya Harding.


Posted by: SwellLevel5 | February 23, 2011 12:22 PM | Report abuse

Go for it Chastine!

When you are hell bent on being ridiculed and humiliated on national TV, why stop now? Put on a few more pounds and do provide us the entertainment.

And if you can select Bill Maher as your dancing partner, it would be a riot!

Posted by: kishorgala | February 23, 2011 12:23 PM | Report abuse

Well, maybe Palin will pick her as her vice presidential running mate. They not only have nutty ideas in common, but soon apparently, a reality show.

Posted by: sassafrasnewport | February 23, 2011 12:29 PM | Report abuse

Adding her and Derek not being on this season would be a good reason not to watch anymore. Besides, she IS NOT a star. For some reason, they think that anyone added qualifies as a star, GET REAL DWTS, we do not want to see convicted felons, old Congressmen, unwed mothers, etc. on the show. Looks like this show has run it's course and is about to fizzle out.

Posted by: citigreg | February 23, 2011 12:35 PM | Report abuse

She can't do any worse then bristol - think maybe she has a little less fat to swing around.

Posted by: nomoredebt | February 23, 2011 12:35 PM | Report abuse

Naked! She should do it naked. Then we can all get a bigger laugh at her expense.

For crying out loud. She is supposed to be a political figure! Politicians ought to put out at least a flavor of probity, a hint of propriety, a margin of the illusion that they have some wisdom, not dumb idea!

Christine the deluded is giving all of us the impression that we should get very sick from ague very quickly.

Posted by: agrossman1 | February 23, 2011 12:41 PM | Report abuse

Christine, I'm a "cut-spending" tea partier, and I want you to go away. We don't need you, ok? Seriously, you are an intellectual lightweight. I wouldn't be surprised if you were funded by George Soros. Find yourself a nice career and give up politics. You're just asking for more grief. Celebrityhood is an embarrassment, showing the shallow nothing-ness of American "culture." It won't get you elected to anything. When you get older you will regret allowing yourself to be used by people. Save your dignity and GO AWAY.

Posted by: shred11 | February 23, 2011 12:55 PM | Report abuse

Well, it's more honest than living off of lawsuits and being a campaign donations and at least looking pretty on TV is something she's actually qualified to do. She is kind of like an younger evil Marie Osmond. As long as she can keep the usual talking on subjects she knows nothing about to a minimum, I say take the gig and pay some bills.

Posted by: cdaley25 | February 23, 2011 12:56 PM | Report abuse

I thought you wrote "dancing pig" bad!

Posted by: bigolpoofter | February 23, 2011 1:06 PM | Report abuse

Oh, by the way, Christine actually has a lot more common sense than many commenters here. For example, here is one way Christine has more common sense than you do. She recognizes that you can't spend more than you have. 'N thats all folks!

Posted by: shred11 | February 23, 2011 1:07 PM | Report abuse

Someone mentioned Hillary and the thing is, if she were on, she would be able to laugh at herself. I am guessing she would also try and would probably improve.

Posted by: foxtrot1 | February 23, 2011 1:16 PM | Report abuse


I assume you never had a mortgage or financed a car, have "shred11ed" your credit cards, and walk around with a big wad of all your cash, so that you will never, ever spend more than you have. Only stupid people, like FDR, spend money they don't have to do stupid things like defend the country. Of course, maybe you teabaggers think Hitler wasn't so bad... he destroyed unions, and got rid of socialists.

Posted by: daweeni | February 23, 2011 1:30 PM | Report abuse

They have a very loose definition of "star."

LOL at the boxing Tonya Harding comment earlier.

Posted by: sarahabc | February 23, 2011 1:31 PM | Report abuse

Christine who?

Posted by: lemmetellia | February 23, 2011 1:44 PM | Report abuse

What she needs is a dildo as a partner.

Posted by: winemaster2 | February 23, 2011 1:52 PM | Report abuse

Another idiot on a show for idiots.

Posted by: truth1 | February 23, 2011 2:21 PM | Report abuse

Nooooooo, Christine! Don't embarass yourself on teevee ...oh wait, never mind.
Say, didn't she used to have her own reality show decades earlier? "Bewitched" or something like that?

Posted by: deconstructiva | February 23, 2011 2:22 PM | Report abuse

"I appreciate the consideration, but since I've become acquainted with the masturbatory arts, I'm concentrating on exotic vibrators, French Ticklers, and other toys, thank you very much."

-- Christine

Posted by: slipuvalad | February 23, 2011 2:38 PM | Report abuse

A C-list celebrity reality show is perfect for O'Donnell. It is who she is. A broken down Tom DeLay, a Palin kid, Jerry Springer -- O'Donnell fits in. And we'll she whether she's a worker or a whiner. It'll be fun.

Posted by: cassandra9 | February 23, 2011 3:06 PM | Report abuse

Another Repubwiccan seeking attention!

Posted by: angie12106 | February 23, 2011 3:14 PM | Report abuse

"Oh, by the way, Christine actually has a lot more common sense than many commenters here. For example, here is one way Christine has more common sense than you do. She recognizes that you can't spend more than you have. 'N thats all folks!"
Her financial statements would say otherwise.

Posted by: cdaley25 | February 23, 2011 3:14 PM | Report abuse

This witch ain't doing nothing but looking for a paycheck. Word got back to her about how much money she could make rolling around on stage. What next? Sharron Angle trying to get her raggety old tail up there and dance. Enough with these dumb people already!

Posted by: cholly85241 | February 23, 2011 3:28 PM | Report abuse

If it's a payday, of course she'll do it. What are her options?

Posted by: skinswitabullet | February 23, 2011 3:40 PM | Report abuse

Pride goeth before the fall. Ole Sarah Palins finding that out too. Retardicans celebrating their collective low IQ's. America will fall because of it's unwillingness to correct these out of control trailor queens.

Posted by: minco_007 | February 23, 2011 3:45 PM | Report abuse

For being Irish she sure is a slow learner on knowing when the jig is up.

Posted by: ejgallagher1 | February 23, 2011 3:45 PM | Report abuse

skinswitabullet asked: "If it's a payday, of course she'll do it. What are her options?"


Posted by: tomguy1 | February 23, 2011 3:52 PM | Report abuse

"I appreciate the consideration, but since I've become acquainted with the masturbatory arts, I'm concentrating on exotic vibrators, French Ticklers, and other toys, thank you very much."

-- Christine

Posted by: slipuvalad | February 23, 2011 2:38 PM
Come on, Christie, you can do the horizontal mambo!!!!

Posted by: luridone | February 23, 2011 4:12 PM | Report abuse

Oh, by the way, Christine actually has a lot more common sense than many commenters here. For example, here is one way Christine has more common sense than you do. She recognizes that you can't spend more than you have. 'N thats all folks!

Posted by: shred11 | February 23, 2011 1:07 PM
Right, which is why she used campaign contributions to pay personal expenses.

I suppose you pay cash for everything, eh, shred? Enjoy renting that studio apt.?

Posted by: luridone | February 23, 2011 4:16 PM | Report abuse

I just hope she keeps her ladybits trim and tidy.

Posted by: motogp46 | February 23, 2011 4:31 PM | Report abuse

First Tucker Carlson, then felon Tom Delay, then the Palin's daughter best known for getting knocked up, now O'Donnell?

Does this show realize that there are two major parties in America, and the one they are ignoring controls the Senate and White House?

Posted by: AxelDC | February 23, 2011 4:39 PM | Report abuse

I'd love to see Christine on DWTS. It will enable others to see her great personality and intelligence for themselves and not what the comics and old media would have you believe.

Posted by: IamWright | February 23, 2011 6:42 PM | Report abuse

She will ultimately say, 'I am not a dancer'.

Posted by: truth1 | February 23, 2011 6:48 PM | Report abuse

dwts, and a new show "old republican trailer rats gone wild" are the favorite place for this witchy loon and the illegimate grandmother to strut their stuff.
the only people who seem to have no dignity or dance skills are teabagging repugs.

Posted by: ninnafaye | February 23, 2011 6:54 PM | Report abuse

I didn't know Witches could dance without their brooms ....

Posted by: WillSeattle | February 23, 2011 6:57 PM | Report abuse

Might as well go on the show. You have no valid place in politics.

Posted by: igsoper | February 23, 2011 9:55 PM | Report abuse

This is so exciting!!! i would love to see her Tango with Larry King and do the Cha, Cha, Cha with Neil Diamond.

She is soooo with it.

Posted by: ghhugh | February 23, 2011 10:02 PM | Report abuse

Who will be the star that she dances with?

Posted by: SarahBB | February 23, 2011 11:20 PM | Report abuse

She'll turn it down, dancing is hard work.

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Posted by: zhenge755 | February 24, 2011 1:54 AM | Report abuse

ABCDISNEY sure like them Repubs. Thats at least 5. Two Osmonds, Delay Bristol and now the witch.

Posted by: jimbobkalina1 | February 24, 2011 9:24 AM | Report abuse

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Posted by: curmudgeon6 | February 24, 2011 1:55 PM | Report abuse

So,would you rather watch Democrat US Senate Majority Leader Dingy Harry Reid trying to dance with fat rear end Moocher
Michelle Obama, or Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell dancing with Democrat House Minority Leader Nutcase
Nancy Pelosi or watch kinda cute ding a ling Christine O'Donnell dancing with some
clown like Bill Maher or Glenn Beck? Hey give the girl a break at least she is busy
trying to find her place in the world.

Posted by: Ralphinphnx | February 25, 2011 11:49 AM | Report abuse

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