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Larry King's live comedy tour. Yes, really.
"I wouldn't try that line in Britain if you go there. I don't think they'd buy it," Morgan said, lamely.
Has "Dancing With the Stars" found its next 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 the U.S. Senate in 2010, might 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 enormous exposure a political figure enjoys if he or she plays hoofer for the enjoyment of the more than 20 million people who watch this competition series. Assuming, of course, both the candidate's feet are not left.
This past fall, "Dancing" scored some record numbers when Bristol Palin, daughter of former Alaska governor and possible 2012 presidential candidate Sarah Palin, was among the competitors. Tea party bloggers boasted that they were getting out the bloc vote for Bristol, and the show also recorded its best-ever viewer-voting levels.
Getting back to O'Donnell:
After a couple of hundred had weighed in with their thoughts as to whether she should accept the "Dancing" gig, 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," she wrote.
O'Donnell had better wrap up that book quick - ABC's going to announce the show's new lineup of "celebrity" dancers Monday night, at the end of "The Bachelor." The spring edition of "Dancing" starts next month.
O'Donnell has already been a recurring performer, of sorts, on another TV series. In her youth, she was one of late-night talker Bill Maher's go-to conservative talking heads. While she was campaigning last year, Maher - on his weekly HBO series - made a running gag out of airing old O'Donnell clips every week. The footage included the clip in which she said she had dabbled in witchcraft. After Maher reran that clip, O'Donnell's camp felt compelled to produce her infamous "I'm not a witch" campaign ad. And the rest is history.