Online Casinos, Embattled Former Congressman Weigh in on Dancing with the Stars

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Oh, it's on. When it comes to Dancing with the Stars, everyone and their old congressman have an opinion.

Let's start with John Avello, Director of Race & Sports Operations at Wynn Las Vegas. Having studied everyone's two-step, and even their three-step, Avello has tapped Mario Lopez to walk away with the crown. PinnacleSports.com agrees.

Ricki Lake and Derek Hough

No one there must've seen the Saved by the Bell episide where Slater and Jesse lost a dancing competition to Screen and Lisa, who was on crutches at the time no less!

Meanwhile, Monique Coleman, whoever the heck that is, is slated for the runner-up slot. Avello, though, has some bad news for talk show pundit Jerry Springer: expect him to be the first contestant voted off.

Avello uses industry insiders and formulaic processing (whatever that means, maybe Monique Coleman knows) to come up with the odds. In the past, he's accurately predicted winners for shows like American Idol and Survivor.

Online casinos aren't the only ones taking sides on Dancing with the Stars, however ...

Tom DeLay, the House Majority Leader who was forced to resign earlier this year, has thoughts on the reality show. Seriously.

DeLay, a former Republican congressman from Texas, sent out a letter to his supporters urging them to watch - and vote for - country singer Sara Evans.

"Sara Evans has been a strong supporter of the Republican Party and represents good American values in the media," DeLay wrote. "We have always been able to count on Sara for her support of the things we all believe in. Let's show Sara that same support."
Ummm ... ok. He also bashed Springer.

"One of her opponents on the show is ultra liberal talk show host Jerry Springer," DeLay wrote. "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."

Gosh, we need serious people like DeLay back in office. They can sit around and eat Freedom Fries. But Tucker Carlson must feel slighted that someone from the party he supports didn't back him.

Tough break, Tuck.

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Dancing with the Stars Quotes

We should have started dancing with one arm waaay before.

Cristian de la Fuente [following his injury, trip to the hospital and subsequent stellar performance]

I am not the best dancer, and I have not been the best dancer from the beginning. I am happy we made it this far.

Cristian de la Fuente