New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is trying to help the Garden State put its best foot forward. He blurred partisan lines in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy and worked close with President Obama. He recently had lap-band surgery to slim down. Christie has also been working to restore the world-famous Jersey Shore after the hurricane hit.

This is how he came face-to-face with another of Jersey's mascots: Snooki. Christie has not been shy about voicing his disdain for Jersey Shore in the past. In 2011, he vetoed a $420,000 tax credit the show was eligible for due to filming in Seaside Heights. He was also quick to point out that only one of Jersey Shore's eight stars was actually from New Jersey. "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 said.

So you can imagine what happened when he came face-to-face with Snooki and JWoww. Christie and the Jersey Shore girls were filming (separate) segments for the Today show. "I just wanted to meet you and just hope you start to like us," Snooki said to the governor. "Well, we'll do our best," Christ replied diplomatically.

Snooki also exclaimed, "He just doesn't like us," after she snapped at him, "Why are you standing so close to me?" We think you just answered your own question, dear.

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[via NYDN]