Obama Pretends To Not Know Who Snooki Is
A friend recommended I read the NYT profile on Jersey Shore's break out star Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi. I was skeptical, not because the NYT is like Gawker's richer, snootier cousin (I prefer by celebrity news unfiltered), but because I just don't give a fart about reality knuckleheads like Snooki.
I am old school like that. As a connoisseur of the tabloid arts, I believe stars should have to work hard to make it to the top. They should be forced to do countless auditions, blow directors, screw producers, make a bunch of crappy B-movies, pose nude for shady 'photographers,' - or in other words - pay their dues. This new crop of reality stars are polluting the field, and worse yet, most are actually dumber than real stars. As if that's POSSIBLE.
So with that in mind, we have today's Snooki reference brought to us by the letter O, as in President Obama. Inexplicably, our dear Prez was a guest on The View this morning (doesn't he have a country to run?) and the ladies did a brief pop culture quiz with Obama. Of course, he new Lindsay Lohan was in jail, because Rahm Emanuel covered it in a cabinet meeting, but when they got to Snooki, President Obama seemed confused and said he had no clue who she was.
Now, were this President Bush, I'd buy that. But let's face it, Obama is hip, cool, in the know, on the scene, not to mention, he's already mentioned Snooki regarding that proposed tanning sin tax. But really, who's fact checking the Prez on such trivial matters? Oh wait, Gawker is. Nosy pricks.
This brings up an important issue. Do we really WANT the POTUS knowing who a squat, ochreous, vapid, boisterous reality noodnik is? Doesn't that fall under: Do Not Want?
Even though it's been proven the President DOES know who Snooki is, he should get some credit for have enough smarts to pretend he doesn't. If only the rest of the country whould follow suit.