The press is making a big deal out of the Snooki – Chris Christie video meeting that occurred on the New Jersey shore today as part of the reopening ceremonies in the wake of the hurricane cleanup. The sense they are giving the public who mostly will never view the video is that Christie got into her personal space and wouldn’t back off like a big meanie picking on a little girl.

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Nothing could be further from the truth. I am not a big fan of the governor, but in this case Christie was just minding his own business when she approached him as part of what they do on Jersey Shore, footage that will undoubtedly become part of a future reality show.

Let’s face it, Snooki is an idiot and doesn’t really deserve the attention of a governor. It was nice of him to give her a few moments of time, shake her hand, and make light of her impetuous comment that he was standing too close to her.

So view the Chris Christie – Snooki video and make up your own minds. Much ado about nothing, you will agree. And here is a transcript:

Snooki: Why are you standing so close to me?
Christie: Someone asked my opinion!
Friend: I’m from Jersey.
Christie: I know you are. I was talking about her [pointing to Snooki]
Friend: Good job with the hurricane.
Christie: Thank you very much.
Snooki: Just wanted to meet you and I hope you start to like us.
Christie: I appreciate it. We’ll do our best. Alright?

After shaking hands, the reality star says “he just doesn’t like us.”

Whatever. Get a life.