Chicago Mayor Dances to 'Blurred Lines'

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So you think you can dance?

Chicago mayor and former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel apparently does.

Emanuel's recent visit to the annual Taste of Chicago festival was enough to attract attention, but not for what he was eating. Instead, it was his dance moves that are quickly becoming an Internet sensation.

A YouTube user called "jwhousto422? posted a video to YouTube showing the 53-year-old mayor thrusting his hips to Robin Thicke's popular song, "Blurred Lines," while taking off his tie and biting his lower lip.

Cartoon blogger Josh Fruhlinger tweeted the video, describing it as both "erotic" and "terrifying."

This is not the first time that Emanuel, a former ballet dancer, succumbed to the rhythms of a catchy tune. The Atlantic Wire also unearthed a video of him swaying during Jennifer Hudson's concert at the Taste in 2012.

(Emanuel was offered a scholarship to the Joffrey Ballet but decided to attend Sarah Lawrence College instead).

Mayor Emmanuel had to scale back the Taste of Chicago this year, from 10 days to five, due to budget cuts. Perhaps the mayor's moves will be enough to attract more visitors next year?

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