Sen. John McCain Tweets Snooki Over Tanning Tax
First Published: June 10, 2010 4:30 PM EDT Credit: Getty Images
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Senator John McCain may be from Arizona, but the former presidential candidate is representing for the “Jersey Shore.”
“U r right, I would never tax your tanning bed!,” the Republican congressman Tweeted at Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi” on Wednesday. “Pres Obama’s tax/spend policy is quite The Situation. but I do rec wearing sunscreen!”
Snooki has previously criticized a tax included as part of President Obama’s healthcare bill that will impose a 10 percent tax on indoor tanning services, saying in a promo for the second season of “Jersey Shore” that the toned, tan stars felt personally targeted by the tax.
Tanning is fundamental to the “Jersey Shore” stars, who famously include it as part of their daily “Gym, Tan, Laundry” regimen.
Obama himself singled out the “Jersey Shore” stars in his White House Correspondents’ Dinner speech earlier this year – joking that Snooki and her fellow self-described guidos would not, in fact, be subject to the tax.
“The following individuals will be excluded from the indoor tanning tax within this bill,” he joked at the time. “Snooki, J-WOWW, the Situation and House minority leader John Boehner.”
“Jersey Shore” season 2 premieres on July 29 on MTV.
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