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

McCain, Snooki talk tanning on Twitter

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/06/10/art.snooki.gi.jpg caption ="'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.

Filed under: John McCcain
soundoff (57 Responses)
  1. Harry Baxter

    I guess that there's some kind of intellectual affinity here. Either that, or McCain hasn't lost his wandering eyes.

    June 10, 2010 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  2. Conservative Democrat

    Is it true that BP was unable to stop the air from leaking from her head?

    June 10, 2010 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  3. Jackalope

    After reading the entire article, I still have no idea who or what "Snooki" is. I'm not sure it even matters. The very fact McCain is paying attention to him/her/it tells me it's trivial.

    June 10, 2010 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  4. Tough Love

    10 years from now this chick will be talking about skin cancer.

    June 10, 2010 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  5. Ed, Santa Fe, NM

    Subtitle: The Senile and the Brain Dead

    June 10, 2010 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  6. GI Joe

    Oh Lord – McCain and ANOTHER woman makes the news AGAIN.

    Ho Hum.

    June 10, 2010 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  7. MikeB59

    It's good to know that McCain has the support of booze-addled skanks.

    June 10, 2010 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  8. Voice of Reason

    Maybe he'll ask her to be his running-mate! She's at least as qualified as the last one, and better-looking!

    June 10, 2010 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  9. Marie MD

    OMG!!!!! This is why 2012 better be true!!!
    Didn't mcnasty have enough of one bimbo? These people who are famous for being infamous are disgusting and, those who give these people the time of day are worse. Are your lives that insignificant that you need somebody like this woman to help you have a life?
    So mcnasty, who has skin cancer, wouldn't tax her tanning bed and he wears sunscreen. Wow! And he is a twittering fool to boot!
    Every time that shrill of a woman tries to put two sentences together (well, she actually does, never rmind) I thank god that this man is not our president.

    June 10, 2010 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  10. DNA

    It's good to see McCain sticking to conversations with people of his intelligence level.

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

    Oh, I get it. That's "Snooki" there in the picture. Apparently she's some sort of cable TV fluffmistress or something..

    June 10, 2010 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  12. Nat Turner

    I seriously have doubts that McCain knows what Twitter is!

    June 10, 2010 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
  13. bobden

    McCain would have followed in the footsteps of George of the bungle. He would have been another spend-and-lie-about-it or spend and borrow repug.

    June 10, 2010 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  14. Jason B.

    First, does anyone really care what that airhead Snooki has to say? That whole gang is a waste of perfectly good oxygen.

    Second, yes dear...Obama put a tan tax just for the sole purpose of upsetting you.

    What a twit.

    June 10, 2010 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  15. ART

    Unfortunately she may have been a better choice for a running mate in 2008, hey Mccain maybe next time you old geezer

    June 10, 2010 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  16. Frank in valparaiso indiana

    Another low IQ voter for the GOP...

    June 10, 2010 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  17. Republicans is smart in the head area

    This is quite possibly the most retarded thing I have heard in a long time. Oops, I said retarded instead of mentally challenged. I'm sure Sarah Palin will hold a press conference.

    June 10, 2010 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  18. GOPer

    Although I'm a member of the GOP I have to ask myself, "This guy wanted to be President".

    June 10, 2010 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  19. PalmReader

    Undoubtedly many, many Obama voters have come to regret their vote for the community organizer and are now wishing McCain were president, right GOPers?

    What were we who supported Obama thinking . . . passing up McCain and his 1.7 million Twitter fans as we did?

    My God! But for us, McCain could have been the most popular president EVER . . .

    June 10, 2010 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  20. Sam Ellison

    Those two deserve each other.

    June 10, 2010 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  21. Marie MD

    Shouldn't this be under the entertainment section? Just wondering!

    June 10, 2010 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  22. Ryan, Los Angeles

    Snooki should run with Palin, Bachman, Angle and Taitz. Combined IQ of 40.

    June 10, 2010 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  23. Darth Vadik, CA

    There is a encyclopedia of walking knowledge, Snookie, HAHAHAHAHAHA.

    What I want to know is what is old dirty McCain doing checking out Snookies twitter?

    June 10, 2010 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  24. Sour Palin ... curdling everything in her path

    "Twitter is a good medium for that kind of conversation,"
    – – – – – – – – – – –
    And so are those 1-900-976-XXXX phone numbers!!

    He can twitter, fondle, dither, and dawdle with the 'Snookis' all he wants from the comfort and privacy of his leather chair. And that's more than he does for the people of the U.S.

    McCain.....you disgust me.

    June 10, 2010 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  25. Sniffit

    Seems about right...right at his intellectual level.

    June 10, 2010 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
1 2 3