Snooki met former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and she was quite smitten with him, calling him cute and nice. The two crossed paths on Jay Leno's Tonight Show and really seemed to hit it off.

Surprisingly enough, Newt and Snooki have something in common: They're both New York Times best-selling authors. The pair exchanged playful banter as they sat next to each other on the Tonight Show.

I saw some of your interviews when you did your first book, Newt Gingrich told Nicole Snooki Polizzi. Congratulations on having two New York Times bestsellers.

I am trying to be like you, Snooki, who is pregnant with her first child, joked which triggered the Tonight Show audience to burst into laughter.

Snooki, 24, actually only has one Times bestseller, A Shore Thing, which came out in 2011. But she has also released Gorilla Beach and last year's Confessions of a Guidette, which she's surely hoping will become Times bestsellers like A Shore Thing.

Gingrich, 69, posed for backstage photo with Snooki and his wife Callista. The politician has written 19 books, which includes 11 New York Times bestsellers, according to the Daily News.

Obviously I don't know s--t about politics, but I think he's just such a cute little man, Snooki told E! News.

I had to Google him, Snooki said. But he's so cute and nice. I don't know why everyone hates him so much.

After some thought she added, I guess his views? I don't know any of his views, but he was nice.

According to E! News Snooki has also become chummy with Sen. John McCain, so the site asked her who she would be supporting in November's presidential election.

I'm an independent, she said. I have to look into it more.

Snooki promised to send the Gingriches some items from her brand like slippers and perfume, E! News reported.

After becoming acquainted with Sen. John McCain and Newt Gingrich, do you think Snooki will try to become involved in politics as her next endeavor?

The Jersey Shore star is known for her outrageous antics, but after announcing that she's pregnant and engaged, this could be a change of course for her. She has a phenomenal following on Twitter; more than 5 million people follow her tweets. And many seem interested in what she has to say since her book A Shore Thing was on the Times bestseller list. Though Snooki doesn't come off as the brightest individual, maybe she's going to try and pursue a new career in the future.

As crazy as it may sound, there are plenty of people who would be rooting for her.

Could you see Snooki as a politician?