Entries in Dancing With the Stars (2)


Michele Bachmann Not Joining ‘Dancing With the Stars’

Scott Olson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Rep. Michele Bachmann says she will not join the cast of ABC’s Dancing With the Stars for its 14th season, despite rumors that she was under consideration for the program by the show’s producers.

“In full disclosure, I did win a polka-dancing competition when I was in the 10th grade at my alma mater, Anoka High School in Anoka, Minnesota,” Bachmann, R-Minn., said in a statement Wednesday. “But, despite my 10th-grade polka success and my lifelong love of ballroom dancing, the recent rumors are false. I will not be joining Dancing with the Stars.”

A Bachmann aide said the congresswoman, 55, has received no formal invitation to join the cast, but wanted to release a statement to squash the buzz after reports indicated she was under consideration.

The former candidate for the Republican nomination for president is not the first former contender to decide against joining the popular program. Herman Cain on Tuesday said he was not interested, despite overtures from the show’s producers.

Bachmann, who dropped out of the race for the nomination Jan. 4, said she will instead focus on the needs of her district as she seeks a fourth term in the House of Representatives.

The full cast for this season will be revealed Feb. 28 on ABC’s Good Morning America. The show’s first episode premieres March 19.

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Analyst: Palin’s ‘Non-Presidential’ TV Appearances Will Cost Her

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Sarah Palin can been seen all over television this week – from the debut of TLC’s Sarah Palin’s Alaska to her daughter’s controversial appearance in the finale of ABC’s Dancing With the Stars – but can Americans see her in the White House in 2012?

“The independent voters have made up their minds about her, and it is a negative judgment they’ve made,” ABC News political analyst George Will said Sunday on This Week with Christiane Amanpour.

In an interview with Barbara Walters that airs Dec. 9th, Sarah Palin said she could defeat President Obama if she chose to run for president in 2012. According to George Will, however, she has yet to accomplish what voters need to view her as a serious political figure.

“After the 2008 campaign she had two things she had to do: she had to go home to Alaska and study, and she had to govern Alaska well,” Will said. “Instead she quit halfway through her first term and shows up in the audience of Dancing With the Stars and other distinctly non-presidential venues.”

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