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.)
McCain 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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