by JOYCE CHEN
John McCain and Snooki are at it again. The unlikely pair, who have kept a famously robust Twitter relationship going since this past summer, are taking their Tweets to a more personal level.
"Happy birthday @Sn00ki," the Arizona senator posted Monday afternoon."Thabk you Johnny ! :) xox," the "Jersey Shore" star excitedly Tweeted in response.
The politician and the reality star have pointedly defended one another on the social networking site, brought together in their opposition to President Obama's tanning tax this past summmer.
In an episode of the MTV show this season, Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi complained about Obama's tax on her favorite pastime, saying, "McCain would never put a 10 percent tax on tanning, because he's pale and he would probably want to be tan."
And in a defining moment in politics, Sen. McCain took to Twitter to respond: "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!"
SNOOKIE & SENATOR JOHN McCAIN
AS SEEN ON:
'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'
AS PLAYED BY:
Puppets (voices unknown)
[Every so often I like to send these "As Seen On TV" showcases to friends of mine. So this one is going out to a puppeteer from that great school for puppetry, UConn - Rolande Duprey.]