Skip to comments.NJ Gov. Christie Says the Show, 'Jersey Shore' Is Bad for the State
Posted on 07/26/2010 2:02:33 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
Some five million Americans may love Jersey Shore, but Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey says he thinks the MTV show, about a group of Italian-Americans sharing a beach house in Seaside Heights, is a negative for his state.
The governor appeared Sunday on ABCs This Week, and after questions about the states serious challenges, he was asked by the host, Jake Tapper, whether he thought the reality program was positive for New Jersey or negative.
Negative for New Jersey, Mr. Christie replied. What it does is it takes a bunch of New Yorkers most of the people on Jersey Shore are New Yorkers drops them at the Jersey Shore and tries to make America feel like this is New Jersey.
The Jersey Shore is a beautiful place, Mr. Christie added, and its a place that everybody should come on vacation this summer.
The governors remarks might well lead a few staid Sunday talk show aficionados to see what the fuss was all about. The timing could not be better. The show begins its second season on Thursday night.
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I like Gov. Christie!
Yet another reason for you to like Gov. Chris Christie.
I would pay real money to see this guy debate Obambi
I am guessing that before it was over he would have him in a headlock to make him admit he was a socialist
Yeah, and you would’ve thought that MAC-10’s, murdering drug dealers and all sorts of thugs on Miami Vice would’ve deterred tourism, but it increased it!
Out of curiosity I’ve watched the show a couple of times. It was like watching a car accident. Only one cast member is from New Jersey and she is the only one who is likable. The rest are New Yorkers, mostly from Staten Island.
Yeah...I noticed the HUGE cultural difference between NJ and Staten Island when I drove the half mile across Outerbridge Crossing.
Staten Island is a world onto itself. Very strange culture indeed.
There is a question I have always wondered about, why is the New Jersey coast called “the Jersey shore”? No other state refers to their coast as “the shore”.
Christie is exactly right!
The people who live ‘down the shore’ want nothing to do with the ‘Jersey Shore’ New Yorker summer imports.
New Jersey has a huge community by the shore of wonderful families who are dedicated to a more wholesome life, and who avoid the types of lowlife morons on that show.
Christie is absolutely right.
Bennies Go Home!
We think of it more as a region of the state rather than just the coast as the coast extends for over 100 miles of the state.
And - when you are @ the shore, you go to the beach, not the shore.
Thanks. We just refer to that part of Texas as “the coast”.
This "show" is about the stupidest thing I have ever seen on T.V.
It's truly embarrassing to think the rest of the country now has the image of the Jersey Shore is fulled with slutty, moronic, self centered, narcissist bimbo's and bimbets
Had you spent more time in New Jersey or seen more than the industrial area along the Aurthur Kill River you would may think different. Then again who gives a phuque what you think? </sarc>
Ex-wife was from Cape May...spent entirely too much time in that state.
$8.00 bucks hit into NYC and the escape back over the Verrazano Bridge is another $11.00 extortion fee. (traffic jams thrown in for free).
Oh...I know the drill. When I work in the NYC area, I stay in Piscataway.
Ex-wife, eh? Say no more. I totally understand. I was going to come back with a disrespectful comment but after looking at your profile I dare say outside of our home states we have a lot more in common than differences.
Lol! It’s tradition. Let’s go down the shore is something we here on the east coast have always said when summer rolls around.
Totally different worlds.
And no one has ever asked, "You from Staten Island? What exit?"
I believe it has to do with people from New York (or elsewhere) looking for an affordable vacation in them olden days, and they would pack up and go "down the shore". In New York, across the river is "Jersey", not "New Jersey".
My wife and I took our first cruise ever out of Bayonne-it was Spring Break, about a third of the passengers were from Staten Island.
I rented a tux for the formal dinner nights, their idea of dressing up was a colored tee shirt and adding a second gold chain around the neck.
That makes more sense than calling the whole of the sourthern part the shore.
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