Before Tuesday, Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI) and Snooki from Jersey Shore had little evidently in common. In his sixth term, Levin led a comfortable existence as Michigan's longest-serving U.S. Senator. He dabbled in consumer financial protection and military policy.
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.
"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.