What Do We Have in Common With Snooki?

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In a new public service announcement (PSA) recorded for MTV and Funny or Die, Jersey Shore‘s cast gets political. You read that right.

Snooki in voting PSA

The bit begins with Snooki looking up from the most recent issue of Mother Jones magazine to ask her friends who they are planning on voting for in November. What follows is a laughably implausible intellectual conversation about the state of our democracy, including one impassioned speech by The Situation about the “self-fulfilling prophecy” of voter apathy.

But what really made us LOL was Mother Jones‘s editor Clara Jeffery‘s response to a request for comment from The Atlantic Wire: “What is there to say but Lolz, go #gymtanvote! A cover plugged by both Moyers and Co and Jersey Shore. #winning.” Indeed!

Watch the PSA:
(note: contains inappropriate language)

Thanks to The Atlantic Wire for bringing the #gymtanvote to our attention.

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  • http://twitter.com/vv111y vv111y

    Don’t do this again. No, you’re not being clever.

  • http://twitter.com/ShitTownMan STM

    This article is a joke… right?

  • kenegbert3rd

    I don’t want to be ‘that guy,’ but what isn’t underlined here and should be is that none of us are as well-informed as we should be. So we do have a thing or two in common with the media image of Snooki. When candidate George W. Bush in 2000 didn’t know the name of then-prime minister Rao of India, most of his fellow candidates gave him a pass (“Oh, i wouldn’t have known his name either…”), that was not a high point in American democracy. We’re no better off now. This was amusing, but let’s get back to business.

  • http://twitter.com/keramch Kera McHugh

    joke or no joke, someone in the JS family – or at MTV – or somewhere, determined that our youth need information delivered in a way they MIGHT listen to… and if it means resorting to this, i’d say more power to them. If it makes a teenager stop and listen, or think, or better yet, get out and vote… We have a similar youth vote issue here in Canada – and a generation of apathetic parents are not helping… we have to approach & inform the youth vote at the levels and venues they pay attention to.

  • marie hall

    Sad….just sad. I’m sure they are just clueless about the words that were “put into their mouths”.. What’s next??? will we see them on The Newsroom??? Snooki does an indepth report on Ryan/Romney budget plan. Sorry Bill, this is a joke.

  • tata

    lol this is hillarious!!!