Bill Clinton will not follow in Tom DeLay’s footsteps

Unlike former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Texas), Bill ClintonBill ClintonRNC head: Trump’s Gennifer Flowers threat ‘funny’ The Trail 2016: Fight night Debate must expose divide between Trump, Clinton on climate change MORE will not be appearing on “Dancing With the Stars.”

The former president told talk show host Rachael Ray he once turned down an invitation to compete as the celebrity half of one of the dancing pairs, even though Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonOvernight Healthcare: Pre-debate prep | House to vote on ObamaCare co-op bill Debate site misspells Clinton’s name on souvenir tickets Overnight Cybersecurity: Cyber questions for the debate | Dem wants Yahoo hack probe MORE’s 92-year-old mother — who “watches it religiously” — wanted him on the show.

“I told them I didn’t have the time to train for it,” Clinton said. “You know, you actually go out there and you train, you really work at it. So I had to pass.”

DeLay appeared on the ABC show in 2009, but had to withdraw midway through because of stress fractures in his feet.