Thursday, June 10, 2010

The Man That Could Have Been King

Wow, we really dodged a bullet with this one.  When non-entity Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi dissed on Obama for taxing tanning salons and suggested that McCain wouldn't have done that, McCain apparently twittered:
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!
Uhm...this guy could have been president? 

I'm not sure which part of this is more pathetic: The faux-internet misspellings, the embarrassing and nonsensical reference to "The Situation," the fact that he replied to "Snooki's" comment at all, or that he did so on Twitter.  I feel embarrassed just having read about this.  For as much of a clown as Bush was, even he had a certain sense of self-respect and wouldn't have degraded himself with this sort of basement-level pandering. 

For the record, I find it entirely likely that McCain doesn't write his own Twitters.  But for even allowing this sort of thing to go out with his name on it is bad enough.

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