By Lanford Beard
Updated September 21, 2011 at 03:40 PM EDT
Bill Clinton Dancing
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And you thought Chaz Bono was Dancing With the Stars‘ most surprising casting choice ever. Not so! Former POTUS Bill Clinton told Rachael Ray yesterday that he had been approached to be on the ballroom dancing show. “They contacted me once about this,” he admitted. “I told them I didn’t have the time to train for it … so I had to pass.” Still, Clinton admitted an affinity for ballroom. He confessed, “I would like to master the tango,” adding, “Just last night, Hillary said to me, ‘You know, when I’m not secretary of state anymore, we should take dancing lessons.’ So we’ll start with the tango.” Watch the clip below.

Judging from this clip, the Clintons have the basics down. Personally, I’d love to see this happen just for Bruno’s deliciously naughty presidential innuendos, but what do you think, PopWatchers? It’s not unheard of. British politicians have made a habit of strutting their stuff on England’s Strictly Come Dancing, and former Texas pol Tom DeLay gave DWTS a shot. But would the former leader of the Free World be a commanding presence on the dance floor? Or would the dreaded quickstep be his choreographic Bay of Pigs? Who do you think would be Bill’s ideal partner? And how long do you think they’d wait before trotting out cigars and saxophones as props?

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