Sean Spicer Hits Rock Bottom

Sean Spicer will appear on the upcoming season of Dancing With The Stars

Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, who had worked on Capitol Hill before becoming Press Secretary at the Republican National Committee under Reince Priebus, will be on the new season of Dancing With The Stars:

Sean Spicer, who gained national notoriety for his rocky tenure as President Donald Trump’s first press secretary, will compete in the upcoming season of “Dancing With the Stars.”

The network announced the latest celebrity lineup for the popular reality television dance show Wednesday morning on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”

“Straight from the briefing room, it’s Sean Spicer!” proclaimed ABC News chief meteorologist Ginger Zee during a glitzy segment introducing the contestants.

Two black-shirted production assistants rolled out a lectern to the applause of an in-studio audience waving gold cheer poms, and Spicer offered a wave and a single clap before taking his seat in a director’s chair alongside country music singer and former “American Idol” aspirant Lauren Alaina.

“Now that everybody is assembled, honestly — and ignore the fact we’re on live television — how many of you are having second thoughts already?” asked host Tom Bergeron after the contenders had been revealed. Spicer raised his hand.

“The nice thing is, Sean will be in charge of assessing audience size,” Bergeron later quipped.

In a brief exchange of on-air pleasantries, Spicer asserted he is a significantly less talented dancer than his mother-in-law, and revealed he was kicked out of his school’s band in the sixth grade.

“The quote was, ‘You have the sense of beat of a steamroller,'” Spicer recalled, adding that his strategy on the show would be to “work really, really, really, really hard.”

But Trump’s ex-spokesman struck a merrier tone on Twitter, writing: “It’s time to have some fun. Excited to join a great cast and show @DancingABC.”

Joining Spicer will be celebrities such as Christie Brinkley, Mary Wilson of The Supremes, former NBA player Lamar Odom, and former NFL player Ray Lewis, along with a bunch of people I’ve never heard of before. He also won’t be the first political figure on the show. That distinction would appear to belong to Tucker Carlson, who appeared years before becoming a Fox News Channel host, former Texas Governor and current Secretary of Energy Rick Perry, and Bristol Palin, daughter of the former Alaska Governor and Republican Vice-Presidential nominee. In addition, the show has courted other politicians or their spouses such as Ann Romney, Herman Cain, and others.

Hopefully for his sake, Spicer will do better than Rick Perry:

Or, heaven forbid, Tucker Carlson:

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  1. Kathy says:

    I thought he struck bottom when he worked for Trump.

    This is not good, but being considered on a par with washed-up celebrities is clearly an improvement for Mr. Spicer.

  2. Daryl and his brother Darryl says:

    Fame last for 15 minutes…but making a fool of yourself lasts forever.

  3. EddieInCA says:

    That series has totally re-defined what it means to be a “star“. It should be re-titled “Dancing With People You’ve Heard About On Television.“

  4. EddieInCA says:

    Additionally, as someone who works in entertainment I can tell you for sure that they probably had 5000 other names at least that passed before they got to Sean Spicer. Maybe 10,000. I’m not exaggerating.

  5. Andre Kenji de Sousa says:

    Correction, DWTS hits rock bottom.

  6. gVOR08 says:

    This caused me to realize that Spawn of Huckleberry left and I have no idea who the new press sec is. Are they doing anything?

  7. EddieInCA says:

    The host,Tom Bergeron, has made a public statement saying that he was hoping to keep politics off of the show. He said he was overridden by the producers and they agreed to disagree. If you understand “Hollywood-speak”, he was saying “These assholes who I work for have no fucking clue what a shitstorm this is going to become. But I am putting out this statement so I have some deniability when the crap hits the fan.”

  8. @gVOR08:

    The new White House Press Secretary is Stephanie Graham, who also serves as White House Communications Director (for viewers of The West Wing that means she’s both C.J. Cregg and Toby Ziegler).

    I have not seen her on camera once since she took office and there has not been a White House Press Briefing in 164 days.

  9. EddieInCA says:

    @Doug Mataconis:

    Grisham was on television last a week ago Friday where she stated, emphatically, that President Trump had not pressured Israel on Reps Tlaib and Omar, only for Trump to contradict and humiliate her on Twitter an hour later by saying that he had in fact pressured Israel. She has not made a statement since.

  10. wr says:

    @EddieInCA: “Additionally, as someone who works in entertainment I can tell you for sure that they probably had 5000 other names at least that passed before they got to Sean Spicer.”

    Including — and I’d put a lot of money on this — Sarah Sanders.

  11. DrDaveT says:

    @Andre Kenji de Sousa: That was my take, as well. How can they misunderstand their audience demographics so badly as to think that having Spicer on won’t hurt them?

    Maybe they mistook Spicer for Melissa McCarthy?

  12. Teve says:

    Rock bottom would be Spicer gets fired from his job at Domino’s because the assistant manager smelled booze on his breath too many times.

    Which is the level of Rock bottom Trump enablers deserve.

  13. Just nutha ignint cracker says:

    @EddieInCA: This is what I was thinking. I think they’ve run out of actual celebrities who are willing to appear and are left with the runner up from an American Idol season and Lamar Odom. It’s a very sad reality show cast, even allowing for Spicer.

  14. 95 South says:

    @Andre Kenji de Sousa: Ray Lewis is a murderer.

  15. EddieInCA says:

    @95 South:

    You should go to law enforcement if you believe thats true.

    But you know its not true but think that this will “own the libs”. Here is a hint. Libs don’t give a shit about Ray Lewis. I would guess most couldn’t tell Ray Lewis from Shari Lewis.

  16. Just nutha ignint cracker says:

    @EddieInCA: Well I can tell the difference between them, but I still wouldn’t know who Ray Lewis was if the article I read hadn’t told me. (And wouldn’t care either.)

    @95 South: If you know and can prove that, you have a moral, and possibly a legal obligation to go to the authorities and tell them. And subsequently to the press if the authorities won’t listen to you. “The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good people to do nothing.”

    Having said that, I will now note that I suspect that you know nothing useful and are just shooting your mouth off as usual.

  17. becca says:

    Tucker Carlson did pave the way for Spicer a few years back.

    He cha-cha-ed.

  18. SKI says:

    I lived on a Dorm Hall with Sean when we were both freshmen in college. I’ve seen rock bottom for Sean. This isn’t it.

    It is hellacious for the rest of us though….