Katie LaPotin, Red Alert Politics, January 9, 2013
Apparently there’s a reason that former Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich and “Jersey Shore” guidette-extrodinare Snooki kept their friendship a secret: her fiancee doesn’t approve of her being friends with men he’s never heard of before!
In last night’s season premiere of “Snooki and Jwow,” one of the many spinoffs that grew out of the MTV behemoth, Snooki and fiancee/baby daddy Jionni LaValle discuss a gift – a stuffed elephant toy, to be specific – that the former House Speaker sent the couple to celebrate the birth of their son, Lorenzo.
As our sister paper The Washington Examiner wrote:
“‘Newt gave this to me,’ Snooki said holding up the toy. ‘Newt. That political guy. I met Newt Gingrich in L.A. and he got Lorenzo an elephant,’ she continued. LaValle just raised his eyebrows. ‘Ummm I have no idea who Newt is, I’ve never heard of him, but he’s sending my fiance gift (sic),’ LaValle stated.
Snooki countered with this: ‘He like tried to run for president or something,’ she said. “He’s really cute though’.”
Granted, the 24-year old LaValle (and likely Snooki, for that matter) isn’t old enough to remember Newt’s heyday as Speaker of the House, but one would think that the couple would know that he actually did run for President last year!
Gingrich and Snooki became friends when they were both booked to appear on the same episode of “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” last summer.