June 10th, 2010
12:49 PM ET
8 years ago

McCain, Snooki talk tanning on Twitter

'McCain would never put a 10 percent tax on tanning.' Snooki said in a preview of Jersey Shore Season 2.

'McCain would never put a 10 percent tax on tanning.' Snooki said in a preview of Jersey Shore Season 2.

Washington (CNN) – Jersey Shore sensation Snooki got tanning tips from an unlikely source Wednesday - Arizona Sen. John McCain.

During a sneak peak of Jersey Shore Season 2 at the MTV Movie Awards Sunday, Snooki was seen at her house in Poughkeepsie, New York packing to head back to the beach.

"I don't go tanning anymore because Obama put a 10 percent tax on tanning and I feel he did that intentionally for us," Snooki said in the preview. "McCain would never put a 10 percent tax on tanning."

McCain responded on Twitter Wednesday: "@Sn00ki 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!"

Snooki then wrote: "Haha Yes!!"

A spokeswoman for the Arizona senator said McCain thought Twitter would be an "amusing way to respond to her comments."

"Twitter is a good medium for that kind of conversation," McCain communications director Brooke Buchanan told CNN.

McCain is one of the most popular politicians on Twitter with over 1.7 million followers.

An MTV spokeswoman told CNN Snooki is a fan of McCain, but could not confirm if she voted for the 2008 presidential candidate when reached at 12:00 pm ET.

Snooki was still sleeping.

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soundoff (57 Responses)
  1. Nick , California

    Ah yes... its always good to promote insecurity!! Why don't you put your self in a toaster.. who cares about cancer!

    June 10, 2010 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  2. Rob

    Thats so funny, even this girl Snooki gets it, she must be smarter than all the libs and the main stream media. I guess she should get used to it cause taxes are only going up. Libs thank your president for running this country in the ground.

    June 10, 2010 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  3. Slick William

    Just another glimpse at the new low our society has sunken to....

    Nice hair, is that big hump in her hairdoo her pointy head showing through or some new kind of implant?

    June 10, 2010 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  4. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    McCain has melanoma of the skin and you would have thought he would have advised Snooki that tanning beds as carcinogemic to human beings just like the sun instead of trying to score political points. Twitter is a good medium for conversation however this is a case of a politician not thinking about health risk when he himself has an uncurible cancer resulting in several surgeries todate.

    June 10, 2010 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  5. Duck Fallas

    Is this really an example of a Senator's writing?

    Should he be allowed to play with electronic devices? Or does it occupy him and keep him out of mischief?

    McCain obviously appeals to the intellectual giants of the fairer sex.

    June 10, 2010 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  6. Don of Iowa

    Whatever, both Snooki and McBush are morons and this definitely shows neither has enough brains to form a brain trust, LOL. In fact both would need a brain transplant to form a coherent thought!

    June 10, 2010 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  7. Bob

    Right on! Enough with the increasing taxes and out of control spending! Federal and local governments are starting to put taxes and fees on everything. Government shouldn't be trying to control behavoir through taxes! The feds don't know what's best for us!

    June 10, 2010 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  8. Mesa Mick

    Grandpa McCain has reduced himself to the point of tweeting to a D-List TV celib. OMG! And this guy want's to bere- elected to the senate?

    If the voters of AZ elect him again they should have their voting rights revoked for reasons of feloney insanity and stupidity.

    Hey Grandpa Johnny, take a que from Helen Thomas and retire – You've lost your usefulness so stop embarrassing yourself and our country. Make room for people that can look forward not back and can still remember what they just had for luch...

    June 10, 2010 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  9. David in Houston

    Yes, McCain...if you'd only hired Snooki as your political consultant on the important issues such as these you'd be sitting in the oval office right now.

    C'mon CNN...do you really consider this newsworhty?

    June 10, 2010 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  10. shawn

    Pretty typical of McCain's pathetic and childish nature.

    June 10, 2010 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  11. Pragmatic

    McCain, of all people, should know the dangers of skin cancer caused by too much sunlight (and that included tanning beds!) He wears his hat out in daylight and has scars on his face where skin cancer has been removed!

    McCain is past his expiration date but the GOP alternative Hayworth is known to be "an avid earmarker" with links to Jack Abramoff… and his opinion that gay marriage means you can legally marry your horse. Tough choice!

    June 10, 2010 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  12. geecee

    Well, I guess this confirms it. McCain really does like dimwit, airhead bimbos!! And we thought Palin was just an anomoly.

    June 10, 2010 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  13. lovable liberal

    Five-time skin cancer survivor John McCain (R-stark white) believes in freedom of melanoma. Well, OK...

    June 10, 2010 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  14. Daniel

    Having not had much luck being taken seriously, recently, as a 72 year old man, long time senator, and veteran, it seems John McCain has now decided to try his luck as a 16 year old girl. Best of luck John.

    June 10, 2010 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  15. harold

    Ole McCain is just like Bush... just put it on the credit card.... The government needs no income to fight Terrorism..or the Wars... just use the credit card... The dude is getting odler .....with old ideas....

    June 10, 2010 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  16. Vivian M

    Tanning booths can cause cancer, so no surprise McCain has no issue with them. Same with crude oil, pesticides, pharma drugs. The right wing embraces unhealthy products that make money every single time.

    June 10, 2010 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  17. Indy

    If you tax tobacco, you would obviously tax the fake and bake services. They are both proven to cause cancer, so you ought to be taxed just like booze and tobbaco. There should also be a tax for putting on incredibly horrible television shows and McCain should be taxed for spreading a very bad virus known as Palinism. All of the above are dangers to the country.

    June 10, 2010 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  18. Irma in North Carolina

    John you are kind of robbing the cradle a bit. Of course you did the same thing with Cindy. Does she know about this.

    June 10, 2010 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  19. BB

    Whi in their right mind cares at all about what this ignorant Bimbo and Old as dirt McCain have to say? OMG!!! CNN what is wrong with you???

    June 10, 2010 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  20. Expat American

    Easy there old timer!!!!

    June 10, 2010 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  21. Steve C

    This isn't news.

    June 10, 2010 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  22. Josh

    I believe you need to know how to read in order to vote.

    June 10, 2010 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  23. Sam

    What a pathetic joke John McCain is. And if Snooki wants to get skin cancer from tanning beds then she is more of a joke than before.

    June 10, 2010 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  24. scott

    who cares about what this bimbo have to say!

    June 10, 2010 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  25. Sketch

    Snooki, Palin, good grief John, do you want us to not take you seriously?!

    June 10, 2010 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
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