On the “Tonight Show” last night, Jay Leno presiding, Newt Gingrich and Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi met cute....out of deference to the Snook’s one-name only status, only nicknames were exchanged: “Newt, Snooki. Snooki, Newt,” Leno said. The coziness escalated from there...As Snooki, in her matter-of-fact, controlled, “I’ll tell you anything you want to know and anything you don’t want to know” way, updated Jay on her pregnancy, her breasts, her marriage plans, Newt leaned forward — friendly, curious, hanging on every word. The two are now tweeting at each other and have bequeathed the world this picture.
Newt offered, “Congratulations on having two New York Times’ best-sellers.” To which Snooki smiled and replied, “Thank you. We’re trying to be you like you.” Later on, Jay asked, “Newt do you drink?” When Newt responded with an affirmative, Snooki offered praise, “Good for you!”
But this is not the first time Snooks has displayed her conservative bona fides...she was out in front of the pack in calling out Barack Obama's Obamacare taxation, and suggesting a racist motivation. From June 2010:
“I don’t go tanning-tanning anymore because Obama put a 10 percent tax on tanning, and I feel like he did that intentionally for us,” Snooki says. “McCain would never put a 10 percent tax on tanning because he’s pale and he would probably want to be tan.”
Which starter a twitter friendship between the old Vietnam War hero and the daughter he wishes he had....
But Snooki's finest moment had to be this insulting diss of Senator Chuck Schumer, who was hoping to get some face-time from the diminutive dilettante and wound up eating her dust, as she refused to even look at him:
....an historic near-encounter captured live as it happened this morning at Reagan National Airport. In one corner: An obnoxious camera whore who represents everything that’s wrong with America. In the other corner: Snooki. Which one of them is capable of naming all three branches of government?
I'm not saying she should get a speaking slot at the convention (yet). But if we really are a big tent, and we want to draw in new voters, we'd best allow Snooki inside. And hope she brings the party with her...
“I thought George Bush was pretty cute,”
Jersey represents, baby...!