John McCain and Snooki take their public flirting to a new (weird) level
Posted by Melissa Bell
John McCain: United States Senator. Vietnam hero. Former prisoner of war. Fan of Snooki.
Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi: Tequila Drinker. Pink Slipper Wearer. Poofy Hair Trend-Starter. Fan of John McCain.
These two crazy kids, despite their differences, have managed to find common ground: their mutual admiration for, well, each other.
For those not totally caught up on "Jersey Shore" lore, the story starts with a tan.
Snooki did not appreciate President Obama's 10 percent tax increase on tanning beds and let it be known on her television show. In June, McCain tweeted his support for her:
@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!
It seems that McCain's daughter Megan worked as the matchmaker, prodding her father to tweet at Snooki. In a July interview with Megan McCain, Snooki says she voted for McCain because, "He was really cute and I liked when he did his speeches."
Fast-forward to August when Snooki found herself arrested for disorderly conduct on a Jersey beach. The self-dubbed Guidette was drunk; she went to jail.
Enter Twitter again, where Mike O'Brien of The Hill reported that McCain voiced his support for Snooki on the Phoenix-based radio station KMLE:
McCain on the radio: "I kind of thing she [Snooki] might be too good looking to go to jail." @SenJohnMcCain
Where this affair is headed, we can't exactly be sure, but I, for one, would love to see a McCain Guido makeover.
Melissa Bell is a blogger at The Washington Post. She does not have an opinion about the hotness of either Snooki or John McCain. She does, however, think Michael Cera looks better in hair gel.
| August 12, 2010; 1:50 PM ET
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