Republicans Lose the (Dance) Floor

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Sara Evans, Republican, country music star, Dancing with the Stars competitor and—more to the point —Tom DeLay's not-so-secret weapon for inspiring "good American values" in the reality-TV watching public, has filed for a good American divorce. She's also pulling out of the competition. E! has the sordid details:

According to the petition filed in Williamson County, Tennessee, Schelske was keeping a stash of porn on his computer, including at least 100 pictures depicting him fully nude and several showing him engaged in sex with other women.

Says her soon-to-be ex, a former GOP Senatorial Candidate:

"I have made the decision to forgive Sara for the unfortunate campaign that she and her publicity advisers are currently waging."

I feel more American already. The worst part for Hammer fans? Jerry Springer is still in the game.

DeLay's endorsement here.

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  1. THE jerry springer??…the one who paid for a hooker which then bounced?

  2. with a check that is

  3. Don’t worry, we’re already blaming Clinton for the mess.

  4. Springer comes off great in the show. Very likable.

    I don’t see how Sara’s husband cheating on her has any bearing on her own wholesomeness, or whatever DeLay wants to call it.

    If anything, it reinforces the GOP point that people are pigs and society needs rules.

  5. I had the pleasure of attending a taping of Dancing with the Stars last week, which, unbeknownst to the viewing public, was the last go ’round for Ms. Evans. I can report that her dancing was unenthusiastic and that she is quite thick around the mid-section.

  6. What I loved was the allegation that he was keeping “Craig’s Lists” on his computer.

  7. “I have made the decision to forgive Sara for the unfortunate campaign that she and her publicity advisers are currently waging.”

    Translaton: Damn, it sucks that I got caught.

  8. If anything, it reinforces the GOP point that people are pigs and society needs rules.

    Wait, isn’t that the Dem’s point, too?

  9. i agree with the above poster. how does this reflect badly on sara evans? not at all. this thread is the kind of bogus shadenfreude that libertarians love to use against repubs. if anything bad, unseemly, etc. happens to a repub, or by a repub, this is somewhow an indictment of their values, or makes them a hypocrite. first of all, as far as i know, SHE did nothing wrong. Second of all, believing in set of values (x) does not mean that one will necessarily be immune from violating those standards.

    but this is an easy slag for libertarians to make, since so many who confuse libertarianism with libertinism, essentially think libertarianism means that any moral criticism is somehow GOVERNMENT ENCROACHMENT.

    so sara evans husband sounds like a twerp? how is this relevant to sara evans and her republican ideals?

  10. From the E! re-cap of the court filing:

    “On his computers husband maintains ‘Craigs Lists’,” documents state. “Many of them involve requests for three party and anal sex. Husband’s ‘Craigs Lists’ are composed of personal ads on his personal sex engine involving him and prospective sex partners.”

    Apparently Ms. Evan’s has a pretty dumb divorce lawyer. My guess is that they found a bunch of “casual encounters” ads in the IE history and assumed the “craig” in question was her husband. Ah to be the opposing lawyer – the “personal sex engine” bit is great.

  11. Why doesn’t he just blame it on alcohol and go into rehab like everyone else?

  12. THE jerry springer??…the one who paid for a hooker which then bounced?

    Actually, the hooker didn’t bounce, she just kinda went squish.

  13. Great…now all the anti-porn wingnuts are coming out of the woodwork…

  14. Remember, it was Sara’s husband being the hypocrite, not Sara herself. (Which could be why they’re divorcing.)

    I feel bad for her. I’m a left-leaning Libertarian, and I agree that the GOP is showing once again that when they point the finger at the rest of America, they point three back at their freaky selves. But I love her music, and I’m reminded of other people who went through terrible divorces.

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