May 12, 2012 11:00 AM by Gina Hall
Is it only a short time before Snooki and JWoww start to have political clout? While it may be a few decades before we can declare the Jersey Shore babes kingmakers, both did an interview with MTV commending President Obama on his announcement supporting gay marriage.
“We’re very strong when it comes to the gay community,” Snooki said in an on-camera interview with MTV News. “[JWoww] has a lot of friends; her best friend is gay. I have a lot of friends who are gay. They need to be equal because they are amazing friends.”
“I’m glad that he did it — better late than never,” JWoww said in the same interview. “And he is the first president to come out and say it, and I am proud of him for doing it.”
It’s good to see Snooki is growing up and that she can get past the jibes Obama threw in her direction in 2010. Obama joked about Snooki during his speech at the White House Correspondents Association Dinner saying “the following individuals shall be excluded from the indoor tanning tax within this bill. Snooki, JWoww, the Situation, and House Minority Leader John Boehner.”
After that pot shot, Obama dissed her again at an Urban League event by pretending not to know who she was by saying, “I was on the “The View”… somebody asked me who Snooki was. I said, I don’t know who Snooki is. But I know some really good teachers that you guys should be talking about…The question is, who are we lifting up? Who are we promoting? Who are we saying is important?”
President Obama clearly didn’t understand what a culturally powerful force Snooki would become. Hopefully he’ll remember this election season that orange people are a powerful voting block that shouldn’t be dismissed.
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