BOSTON (CBS) – You can understand why Jersey Shore’s brand of crass might prompt the folks at Abercrombie and Fitch to pay for distance from them.

But when it comes to turn-offs, “Snooki” and “The Situation” have nothing on the political class.

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I’d pay congresswoman Bachmann to stop making bogus pop-culture references.

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Tuesday she wished Elvis Presley a happy birthday. The only problem was it was the anniversary of his death, not his birth.

I’d also chip in to compensate President Obama for making fewer speeches. After two and a half years of over-exposure, he’s the best argument for less being more since, the last president.

In the wake of the Evergreen Solar fiasco, wouldn’t you pony up to get Governor Patrick to stop making risky bets on sketchy start-ups?

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And gosh, Governor Romney, we’ll pay you to lose the folksy patter and outfits. Please put your tie back on.

Jon Keller