Thursday, Dec. 09, 2010

John McCain

"@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!"

When you call your daily routine "gym, tan, laundry," it's hard not to take a tanning tax personally. That's why, during an episode of Jersey Shore, reality star Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi called out President Obama's health care bill, which included one very specific tax. "I don't go 'tanning' tanning anymore because Obama put a 10% tax on tanning [beds], and I feel like he did that intentionally for us," she said as she applied bronzer. "McCain would never put a 10% tax on tanning. Because he's pale and he would probably want to be tan." Senator John McCain responded with this June 9 tweet, even name-checking her co-star Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino. The former presidential candidate may have been the butt of a few late-night jokes for that tweet, but it demonstrated the power of social media to connect the unlikeliest of pairs.