Last night, I got a call from Sandy. "Turn your TV on, quick, "Dancing With the Stars" is on. So I turned on the tube and found the show.
In the hour before I turned it off, I got to see Emmitt Smitt dance, Tucker Carlson not dance, and unfortunately missed seeing the effort of the former Mayor of Cincinnatti, Jerry Springer.
Carlson took a lot of heat, because he mostly sat while his partner danced. But sometimes it is better to stay put than to eliminate all doubt.
Tucker Carlson is not without his supporters, though. After Tom DeLay endorsed Sara Evans, the Reverend Al Sharpton came out in support of Carlson.
After the fact, Carlson did a pretty funny interview with George Hamilton about doing these shows. I always thought Hamilton was pretty one dimesional. OK, maybe two. He was pretty witty in this, though. You have to go to the link, then click on the video, which is worth the effort. I haven't figured out how to import videos into the blog yet. Someday.
I got bored before Jerry Springer came on and turned off the tube. A shame, really. I was curious about how he'd do. I've heard him in a straight interview, and contrary to his smarmy image, he was intelligent, thoughtful and funny. Not that any of that makes him a dancer.
Turns out he was better than Tucker Carlson. Or Sara Evans. That's enough to make me happy. Pretty egalitarian bottom end. Carlson and his partner finished dead last with a score of 12, and Evans and hers second to last with a 15. Springer and his partner came in third from the bottom. And NFL great Emmitt Smith came in second from the top.
I understand that this could all change with audience voting. In fact, by the time I publish this tomorrow, the results will be in. Check here to find out. Let me know if it's anything interesting.