By Judy Kurtz - 03/20/12 12:20 AM EDT
Sen. John McCain has been very vocal about some serious issues lately — including the situation in Syria and the GOP presidential candidates — but there’s one topic the Arizona Republican hasn’t touched until now: Snooki.
Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi made headlines recently with the revelation that she’s pregnant. The pint-size, hard-partying “Jersey Shore” cast member, 24, told Us Weekly that she’s engaged to the baby’s dad, boyfriend Jionni LaValle.
McCain, 75, and the fist-pumping self-proclaimed “guidette” formed an unusual alliance in 2010. Back then, the unlikely duo bonded via Twitter on the matter of legislation that would’ve raised taxes on tanning beds.
When Polizzi, who typically rocks a Creamsicle-colored skin tone, lamented the proposed price increase of tanning on the MTV show, McCain wrote on Twitter, “@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!”
So we had to know what McCain thought about the possibility of Polizzi getting her “GTL” on (that would be gym, tan and laundry, for the uninitiated) while preggers.
The senator advised with a smile, “I think she should consult her local physician on that issue. I have expertise in a lot of areas, but whether she should be tanning while pregnant or not is not something I know a lot about.”
But Polizzi might want to put down the pickles (which she expressed a love for well before any pregnant cravings kicked in) and get ready to pick up the phone, because the lawmaker says he might be giving her a buzz soon.
McCain quickly added, as far as guidance on whether Snooki should be catching some rays while with child, “I’ll try to find out and maybe give her some advice.”