Sen. John McCain tweeted Jersey Shore cast member Snooki this weekend. Because he’s down with the Em Tee Vee generation!
In a preview for the second season of the almost Hallmark-like TV show, Snooki (who is coincidentally the same exact shade of orange as Ohio Rep. John Boehner) explained that she no longer uses tanning beds because “Obama put a 10% tax on tanning.” Having just undergone a spray-on tan session she stirred up memories of 2008 by invoking the name of the president’s past nemesis. “McCain would never put a 10% tax on tanning, because he’s pale and he would probably want to be tan,” she said. Like a cobra with a Twitter account, McCain attacked. “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!” McCain tweeted. Then, just like Sarah Palin of days gone by, she quickly stood by her man. “Haha Yes!!” she tweeted.
Of course, the real reason that Snooki is dissing tanning beds is that she’s been hired to promote a spray-on tanning lotion.