WASHINGTON--President Obama was asked about Snooki, the New Jersey television character during his interview on "The View," broadcast on Thursday and taped Wednesday when he was in New York. Obama also brought up Snooki during his speech before the National Urban League on Thursday. But Obama's Snooki memory may be a bit hazy.
On "The View," host Joy Behar, in a pop culture quiz asked Obama, Should Snooki run as mayor of Wasilla?
"I've got to admit, I don't know who Snooki is," Obama said.
BUT OBAMA MADE A SNOOKI JOKE BEFORE: On May 2, 2010, Obama joked about Snooki during his speech at the White House Correspondents Association Dinner. "The following individuals shall be excluded from the indoor tanning tax within this bill. Snooki, J-WOWW, the Situation, and House Minority Leader John Boehner,
OBAMA'S URBAN LEAGUE SNOOKI REFERENCE: "I was on the "The View" yesterday, and somebody asked me who Snooki was. I said, I don't know who Snooki is. But I know some really good teachers that you guys should be talking about. I didn't say the teacher part, but I just -- (laughter.) The question is, who are we lifting up? Who are we promoting? Who are we saying is important?"