By: Molly Mitchell
If you were awake this morning at the crack of dawn, then you’re already aware that Mr. Jonathan Capehart was on hand to host Way Too Early at the D.C. bureau in Willie's stead. And if you tuned into Morning Joe, you also know he joined the crew for the first hour.
As the rule goes with Morning Joe, anyone who fills in for Willie also has to don the cap of sports announcer -- which Jonathan did. While he got some playful ribbing from Joe and Mika over his sports acumen, Capehart gets props from the Mo'Joe blog team.
And he took his sporty approach a bit further over to the Cooler segment when he showed a clip of House Minority Leader, Nancy Pelosi, grooving on the dance floor to the Weather Girls' classic "It's Raining Men" over the weekend at Congressman Barney Frank’s wedding ceremony. Frank became the nation's first congressman in a same-sex marriage when he married his longtime partner Jim Ready last Saturday.
Pelosi’s moves at the reception got us thinking about our other favorite moments of politicians getting down.
Here are our five favorite political dance moments:
1. Former Secretary of State, Madeline Albright, does the Macarena. Always a favorite at family parties.
2. Across the pond, a younger Prince Charles proves that royals can move too by breakdancing! Charles also goes on to try his hand at DJing.
3. Mayor of Newark, New Jersey, Cory Booker, does his best salsa.
4. We already knew First Lady Michelle Obama could dougie. But on a recent episode of iCarly (a tween show on Nickelodeon) she also showed us she can shake it while doing the classic twist.
5. Bill and Hillary, arguably one of the most powerful political couples in America, show they have a soft-spot for the dance floor. The Clintons slow danced to Frank Sinatra's "New York, New York" in Times Square on New Year's Eve.