New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, a Republican, wants New York’s Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo to take back two cast members of MTV’s “Jersey Shore.”
“Remember, Snooki is from Poughkeepsie and the Situation is from Staten Island,” Christie told the New Jersey news website NJ.com. “That’s not New Jersey.”
Christie added that Cuomo is a “good friend” but that the Garden State is tired of being associated with the often-inebriated reality show stars.
“Take them back. We don’t want them,” he said.
While it is true that Michael “the Situation” Sorrentino was born in Staten Island, the website notes that he was indeed raised in New Jersey. Celeste Katz, the political blogger for the New York Daily News, points out that fellow cast member DJ Pauly is in fact a Rhode Islander.
According to Christie, New Jerseyans are “people who are straight talkers, who don’t put up with any BS, who say what’s on their minds and are not afraid to do the right thing.”
Governor Cuomo has not yet responded to Christie’s request.