Retailer Doesn't Like What It Sees On 'Jersey Shore '

Originally published on August 18, 2011 10:30 am
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RENEE MONTAGNE, Host:

NPR's Karen Grigsby Bates explains the situation.

KAREN GRIGSBY BATES: For several seasons, America has been alternately fascinated with and appalled by "The Jersey Shore," a MTV series about a group of friends who spend their time flirting, drinking and frequently brawling in the Garden State. The series is now enough a part of pop culture that cast members were mentioned at the White House Correspondents' Dinner last year.

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BARACK OBAMA: This next provision is called The Jersey Shore-Up. It reads: The following individuals shall be excluded from the Indoor Tanning Tax within this bill.

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OBAMA: Snooki, JWoww, The Situation and House Minority Leader John Boehner.

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GRIGSBY BATES: Karen Grigsby Bates, NPR News. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.