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John McCain's Tweet to Snooki: 'I Would Never Tax Ur Tanning Bed!'

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Take one conservative presidential nominee, one reality show star who "snooks all night," add Twitter, and enjoy.

That's the recipe behind Sen. John McCain's latest adventure on Twitter with "Jersey Shore's" Snooki, the star of the MTV reality show that follows a handful self-described "Guidos and Guidettes" on the New Jersey shore.

The bizarre Twitter encounter started after Snooki, whose real name is Nicole Polizzi, confided to an MTV camera crew that she has stopped going to tanning salons for her famous copper hue because of a new 10 percent tax on indoor tanning services. The tax came courtesy of the recently passed health care reform bill.

"I don't go tanning-tanning anymore because Obama put a 10 percent tax on tanning and I feel like he did that intentionally for us," she explained as she received a spray-on tan. (In the same interview, Snooki also shared with viewers that she recently found love with "an amazing gorilla juicehead," but they've since broken up.)

Snooki Jersey ShoreMcCain took to Twitter to assure Snooki he would never get between her and her UV rays. "@Sn00ki u r right, I would never tax your tanning bed!" the senator Tweeted. "Pres Obama's tax/spend policy is quite The Situation. but I do rec wearing sunscreen!"

"Haha Yes!!" Snooki wrote back to the 2008 Republican presidential nominee.

The 73-year-old McCain has embraced tweeting to keep up with his 1.7 million followers on the site and often fires off notes about major legislation or issues in the news.

His Tweet to Snooki not only used Twitter lingo and abbreviations, but also added a reference to "The Situation," a nickname for Michael Sorrentino, another "Jersey Shore" cast member who is an assistant manager at a New Jersey fitness center.

And his advice to her about sunscreen comes from experience. The fair-skinned Arizonan has had multiple bouts of skin cancer.

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Poor snooki felt Obama was picking on her in particular?

Fame hasn't gone to her head has it?

June 11 2010 at 8:37 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply

It's hard to believe that man didn't win the election!!!

June 11 2010 at 7:47 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply

this was cute ;)

June 11 2010 at 7:45 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Because of the reality of aquiring skin cancer and leather faces as a result of tanning, the Obama administration has done Snooki and all other tanadics a great service. Maybe they do not believe that now, but by the time these young ladies are 50, they will be thankful. JM does not care about these people...the late addition of a sunscreen reminder does not change the support that he gave Snooki and lack of recognition that a decrease in cancers will save health care dollars for all Americans down the road.

June 11 2010 at 4:26 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

So much for "McCain The Maverick"! First he did a 180 on Immigration (only 3 or 4 years ago, he was blubbering about "not harming God's precious children" he's spouting off about putting up "that danged fence!" Ten years ago, I would have voted for the guy, but he's turned into just another bulls##t politician who'll do or say anything to get re-elected. Now "the Maverick" is tweeting a star from a friggin' reality show! Where have you gone John McCain? Our nation turns its lonely eyes to you...woo..woo..woo (or better yet, boo, hoo, hoo)
My apologizes to Paul Simon. Mrs. Robinson deserves better than this former maverick phoney...

June 11 2010 at 4:22 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Tweeting is not one of the things that I do. However, I feel that if anyone wants to tweet, not including the birds outside my window, that they should
tweet away. The more technical things that come along, the sillier adults get.

June 11 2010 at 3:36 PM Report abuse +6 rate up rate down Reply

He might not tax your tanning bed but he'd find something just as idiotic like taxing your tweets. There'd be more money in it.

June 11 2010 at 3:11 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply

The best thing about this article is that it calls John McCain a conservative. He is about as conservative as Obama.

June 11 2010 at 3:02 PM Report abuse -3 rate up rate down Reply

MCCain is in his dotage, so his tweets to "Snooki'"are tonic for an old man and playful nothing for a Guidette.

June 11 2010 at 2:39 PM Report abuse -3 rate up rate down Reply
Hello, Jeffrey

Why is this news??? Any given day, John McCain wouldn't know or cross paths with a "Snookie" from Jersey Shore. This is a publicity shot for one or both of them. Who's zooming who for print, here???

Senator, you're better than this!

June 11 2010 at 2:15 PM Report abuse +16 rate up rate down Reply

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