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Congresswoman Ros-Lehtinen Dancing with Sharks

By Javier Manjarres

Who said members of Congress don’t like to ‘ham it up’ for the camera?!  Republican Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, who chairs the powerful U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee always finds time to greet me, your lovable correspondent, El Sharko,with the growingly famous, “Sharkie Shuffle”.  There is no doubt that Ros-Lehtinen, like Senator Marco Rubio, and perhaps the rest of the world are huge fans of the Shark Tank political blog, and try to use every opportunity to make an appearance in the Tank ;)

Ros-Lehtinen, who has coined the little ‘Sharkie Shuffle’, is not afraid to hit the political dance floor with it. Late in 2010, while endorsing Florida Governor Rick Scott with fellow Congressman Mario and Lincoln Diaz-Balart, upon sighting the now infamous Shark Cam among during the press conference, Ros-Lehtinen felt the need to ‘shuffle it up’ a bit while Governor Scott was accepting the endorsement.

Needless to say, the shuffle made it on a few local TV stations, and made a few camera men quietly chuckle behind their respective lenses. Could Dancing with the Stars be next for Congresswoman Ros-Lehtinen? Stay tuned, I wouldn’t put it past her ;)

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Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres

As the managing editor of The Shark Tank, Javier was awarded the 2011 CPAC Blogger of the Year. Countless videos and articles from the Shark Tank have been featured on Fox News, The Hill, Wall Street Journal, and other national news publications. Javier has also appeared on Univision’s “Al Punto” and numerous radio shows, including being the weekly 92.5 Fox News' DayBreak with Drew Steele political contributor, as well as one of NewsmaxTV's conservative commentators. Javier has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Learn more at

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  • George Blumel

    That’s funny –but what isn’t funny is Ross-Lehtinen’s voting record which is down there with the Democrats. R-L has the worst voting record from Heritage Action and Club for Growth among Republicans in Florida and better only than a few Democrats incl Deutch, W-S, Hastings and Nelson.

    • Javier Manjarres

      George, I have to agree with ya. She leans left on a lot of issues, unfortunately. But she is quite a pisser! LOL!!

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  • Neil

    Yes, Ros-Lehtinen’s record is flunks the Club for Growth test, but she represents urban Miami and Key West. We could have worse. I like her personally.