Jersey tanning salons are sure to feel the repercussions of Snook's admission, which she said was as a result of President Obama raising taxes on tanning beds.
Turns out more than just "Jersey Shore" fans heard Snooki's cry for help, and the self-identified guidette earned herself an unexpected ally against Obama's tanning taxes: Arizona Senator John McCain.
"@Sn00ki u r right," the 2008 Republican presidential candidate tweeted on his verified account. "I would never tax your tanning bed! Pres Obama's tax/spend policy is quite The Situation. but I do rec wearing sunscreen!"
Snooki caught McCain's shout-out and, though she didn't respond to him directly, did tweet back, "Haha Yes!"
Does this mean John McCain is coming out as a "Jersey Shore" fan? It seems like it, considering not only did he catch Snooki's comment, he also threw in a Situation reference for good measure. Sure, there's a good chance it was McCain's social-network guru (who is most likely hip on the hot MTV show) who posted the tweet, but the first option is so much more enjoyable.
Since Sarah Palin will likely be running for president herself in 2012, McCain should keep Snooki in mind as a vice-presidential candidate if he decides to take on Obama again. They already have the tanning-taxes platform in common!
Season two of "Jersey Shore" premieres Thursday, July 29, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on MTV. Be there!