New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie didn't need to pause when asked if "Jersey Shore" was positive or negative for the Garden State's image. "Negative for New Jersey," the Republican governor told Jake Tapper on ABC's "This Week." Tapper brought up the show, in part, because its second season will debut on MTV this Thursday and over the weekend the New York Times did a long profile on the Jersey Shore's pint-sized star Snooki.
Christie's chief complaint: The cast isn't from New Jersey. "What it does is it takes a bunch of New Yorkers ... drops them at the Jersey Shore and tries to make America feel like this is New Jersey." He then used the opportunity to encourage Jersey Shore tourism. "We've got another six weeks or so of summer left," Christie said. "Come to New Jersey."