Rumor #1 is about Governor Rick Perry’s appearance on ABC’s dance-themed reality show, Dancing With The Stars.
For starters, and by now, everyone knows it’s true.
The former Texas governor will be competing against celebrities like Vanilla Ice, and Olympic swimmer, Ryan Lochte.
How does he think he will do?
“I’m probably the least-experienced dancer that’s going to be on this program,” he told The Texas Tribune of his selection as a contestant on “Dancing with the Stars.”
“My bet is, if you ranked them from top to bottom, I’d be at the bottom, both in experience and in training or anything else,” Perry said Tuesday.
“There were a lot of people that were surprised, including my wife,” Perry said.
“We got contacted about six weeks ago and asked if I would be interested,” he said of how the casting came to pass. “My first response was not really, this was way outside of my silo of my interests, knowledge, experience.”
So why risk the embarrassment?
“I really gave it some thought about what do I want to do? Why would I be interested in doing this? It’s a lot of work. It’s a real commitment.”
He said he decided to do the show because it would put him — and his interest in veterans — in front of “an audience that I probably would never be able to get in front of.”
Perry, an Air Force veteran, said he would talk on the show “about the reason we get to do all the fun and cool things we do in America is because somebody is sacrificing along the way — men and women in the uniform.”
This is also a really cool way to get in some dance lessons before his daughter, Sydney’s Fall wedding.
So what about rumor #2?