This is a confrontation over three years in the making…and apparently, it DID NOT disappoint!
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has made no secret of his disdain for MTV's breakout hit Jersey Shore and all of its castmates, even going so far as to veto a proposed tax credit for the reality series in 2011!
Even though our beloved Snooki even tried to bury the hatchet and help the politico lose weight, it was to no avail, because the pair apparently ran into each other for the first time in person yesterday morning on the Seaside Heights boardwalk, where both were
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Fred Armisen may no longer be the number one Barack Obama impersonator on Saturday Night Live, but on last night's episode of the sketch comedy series, he effortlessly stepped into the role of New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg!
Ch-ch-check out the cold open, which featured he and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie as they addressed their constituents in lieu of the damages both places endured as a result of Hurricane Sandy earlier this week (above)!
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Looks like you lose!
Remember when we told you that New Jersey taxpayers were going to have to cough up the dough for Jersey Shore's production costs??
Yeah, well, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie just made sure that THAT won't happen.
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Honestly, we bet tourism in Seaside Heights has gone up like 500%. Everyone should just stop their whining already! And that includes the governing bodies of both NJ and NY!
Quinnipiac University took a poll of Jersey residents to ask their stance on The Jersey Shore. The majority, at 51%, agreed the show is shit while only an alarming 11% said they were down with Snooki's antics. Everyone one else was too busy watching reruns of the Sopranos to care.
Then, the Jerseyians were surveyed again and one-third of them sided with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and his recent insinuation that the reason that the Shore kids pAArty hAArdy is because they are actually from New York.
On the flip side, only 19 percent of New Jersey residents agreed with New York Gov. David Patterson‘s comeback to Gov. Christie - he blames the glitz, glam and grossness of Seaside Heights for the New Yorker's behavior.
Are you seeing this? The governors of two major states are fighting over the Jersey Shore!!!
Say what you want about it, love it or hate it, but the show has influence!
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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is NOT a fan of the cast of Jersey Shore.
Not only does he think that the show is ruining New Jersey's image, but he's even more upset with the fact that most of the cast members are from New York, with only Sammi "Sweetheart" being from the Garden State.
The governor complains, "It takes a bunch of New Yorkers… drops them at the Jersey shore, and tries to make America feel like this is New Jersey. The Jersey shore is a beautiful place, and it's a place that everybody should come on vacation."
What's he worried about? Tourism is probably at an all-time high because of the popularity of Jersey Shore, which means the state is raking in way more money!!
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