Over the course of the week, we’ve been getting the results from the Iowa caucus. We should have had them pretty quickly but, of course, something went horribly wrong with an app and it ended up dragging out for what felt like a million years. Bernie Sanders has ultimately claimed victory, but for a long time it looked like Iowa would be won by Pete Buttegieg – a dude whose name I can’t hear without immediately wanting to burst into his stupid politician hype dance.
And so, in honour of Mayor Pete and the fact that he’s ruined Panic! At The Disco for me forever, here are all the politicians who should have left their dancing shoes at home.
Pete Buttegieg, USA
Let’s start with the man who inspired this train of thought in the beginning. I’ll admit this one isn’t Pete Buttegieg himself dancing, rather it’s his supporters, but I’m going to say it counts.
I learned it after watching it once, and haven’t been able to stop doing it since.
Bill Shorten, Australia
This video will never not make me laugh. On a visit to Kiribati, Bill Shorten, wearing a traditional headdress, pulled off some moves I can only describe as ‘me when I don’t know anybody at a party.’
George W. Bush, USA
Dancing at a Malaria Awareness Day event, George W. Bush gave us… whatever this is. He’s certainly off beat, but at least he’s confident.
The Entire WA Liberal Party, Australia
Looking to get reelected for another term, the Western Australian Liberal party busted a move to Daft Punk’s One More Time. Get it? Cause they want to get in one more time? Funny, right?
Theresa May, UK
How was the Queen of badly dancing politicians not going to be here? Theresa May made headlines for her dorky dancing on a trip to South Africa. Later, she responded by entering the Tory Party Conference to Dancing Queen and dancing like an even bigger dork.
Scott Morrison, Australia
When he’s not pissing off to Hawaii, forcing people to shake his hand, or just generally being a huge disaster, our fearless leader is failing at the Macarena. Special appearances from the old NSW Premier Mike Baird, and notable unhinged boomer Kerri-Anne Kennerly.
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