Ya can't argue about matters of [pet] taste.
Via the Tampa Tribune/the Associated Press, "House defeats bill to allow skunks as pets in Tennessee."
In case you DO, you might have to rethink- I checked SkunkHaven.net, and it looks like skunks are legal as pets only in the following states: Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. There are a few others where they are legal with restrictions. Feel free to acquaint yourself with the ins and outs of skunk ownership.