John McCain Talks Tanning Beds and Taxes With New Tweet-Mate, Snooki of The Jersey Shore Fame
Guidettes across the country have a new ally in the war against a new tax on tanning, and it happens to be a guy who developed skin cancer after spending five years with the sun beating down on him in a Vietnamese prison camp.
Senator John McCain and "Snooki," of Jersey Shore
shame fame, had an interesting exchange on Twitter last night and not only is "The Maverick" aware that the show exists, he seems familiar enough with the cast to use a few of his 140 characters on a pun or two.
At the MTV Movie Awards Sunday night, Snooki (a.k.a. Nicole Polizzi) said she'd been forced to do the unthinkable for any self-respecting, north-Jersey guidette: Use tan-in-a-can rather than bronze her skin the old fashioned way -- in a tanning bed.
"I don't go to tanning beds anymore because Obama put a 10-percent tax on tanning," the Snookster whines. "I feel like he did that intentionally for us."
We're not exactly sure who "us" is, but "The Maverick" isn't happy about the tax, either.
In response to her comments, McCain used her plight to demonstrate his dissatisfaction with Obama's spending policies.
"@Snooki u r right, I would never tax your tanning bed! Pres Obama's tax/spend policy is quite The Situation. but I do rec wearing sunscreen!" the senator tweets.
If you notice "The Situation" in caps -- and you're one of the few people in the country unaware that abdominal muscles are now referred to as "situations" -- it's because it's in reference to Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino, whose chiseled abs on the show landed him some of the sloppiest women New Jersey has to offer.
McCain spokesman Brian Rogers confirms to New Times that "The Maverick" is the person behind the tweet, saying "yep. Just an amusing way to respond to the lovely Snooki."
As we pointed out to Rogers, "lovely" is certainly an interesting choice of adjectives when describing the 5-foot-tall Snookster, whose most-notable accomplishments are getting in bar fights and whining -- in detail -- about how she can't get laid.
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