On the other hand, Snooki (formally Nicole Polizzi) led a turbulent existence on MTV's reality series. Her promiscuous exploits attracted tabloid headlines and even the ire of CNN's Anderson Cooper.
However, after Levin's profanity laced tirade against Goldman Sachs, a Republican aid draws a pop culture comparison:
"He turned the Senate proceedings into an episode of 'Jersey Shore' -- a lot of yelling, expletives flying and no conclusion," he tells the New York Post. "Levin sounded more like Snooki after a night out than a senator."
If you extend the analogy, at least one more Jersey Shore-politician comparison might spring to mind. Dick Cheney=The Situation? His Senate chamber "go **yourself" remark raises the question.