Snooki still hearts McCain

Laura Donovan Contributor
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For the umpteenth time, “Jersey Shore” cast member Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi sent her love to Ariz. Sen. John McCain, who just celebrated his birthday Monday.

The 23-year-old pint-sized easterner, who claimed to have voted for McCain in the 2008 presidential election, wished the politician a great 75th.

“Happy 75th Birthday Bro, You’re Still A QT To Me,” Snooki said, according to Politico.

This is just one of many fond exchanges between the reality star and the Republican senator. In July 2010, McCain’s daughter, Meghan, interviewed Snooki for a Daily Beast piece and the Jersey girl spoke fondly of “cute” John.

“So when I saw it was Obama and McCain, to be honest with you, the only reason why I voted for your father was because he was really cute and I liked when he did his speeches,” Snooki told Meghan, who laughed, but said this was “a little weird.”

Earlier this year, McCain joked to reporters that he garnered more press and attention for his highly publicized 2010 anti-tan taxing tweets with Snooki than for any of his foreign policy or national security statements. (RELATED: John McCain talks about Snooki again)

“I got more coverage from tweets with Snooki than any foreign policy or national security statement that I have ever made in my life,” McCain said at a breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor.

Famous for her tanning dependency, Snooki tweeted about her and McCain’s mutual opposition to a tanning tax.

“I don’t go tanning tanning anymore because Obama put a 10 percent tax on tanning,” Snooki said. “I feel like he did that intentionally for us. McCain would never put a 10 percent tax on tanning. Because he’s pale and he would probably want to be tan.”

McCain confirmed Snooki’s suspicions with his response tweet: “@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 Snooki visited the nation’s capital in January, reporters naturally approached her about politics and her favorite candidates. The “Shore Thing” novelist confessed that she had minimal communication with politicos aside from McCain.

“I’ve really only talked to John McCain, and that’s because I mentioned him on my show … how, you know, he probably wouldn’t do tan taxing because he’s … pale,” Snooki said.

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