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  • Poof! Snooki magically appears in serious publications

    Blog ››› ››› KATE CONWAY

    Including Jersey Shore personality Snooki in a discussion of taxation might seemed like something that would appeal only to media figures with less credibility to maintain, but as of August 2 Snooki's -- ahem -- skin-deep political analysis had made its way into Bloomberg's Businessweek.

    Since Snooki stated that she no longer uses tanning beds "because Obama put a 10 percent tax on tanning" and asserted that "McCain would never put a 10 percent tax on tanning," a variety of conservatives have reveled in her comments. Fox Business' America's Nightly Scoreboard used her comments as a launching point for a discussion on the tanning tax, during which crazy person Pamela Geller insisted that Snooki "should be news because she's the common man" and claimed that the tax illustrates Obama's "contempt for the little guy." Snooki's taxation criticism also graced a headline at Hugh Hewitt's blog, was the subject of a post on Andrew Breitbart's Big Hollywood, and ended up on Fox Nation.