Governor Chris Christie says people were letting shows like Jersey Shore and The Sopranos shape their image of New Jersey and that his TV appearances are good publicity for the Garden State.

According to msn.com, Christie feels like his relatively frequent TV visits will generate a positive image of New Jersey. Of course, his critics accuse him of just trying to get publicity for himself on a national level.

I certainly do think that most New Jersey residents would not want anyone to base their opinion on life in New Jersey solely from watching Snooki and Housewives of New Jersey.

I also think that Gov. Christie does a good job on his TV appearances. It seems that Hollywood really likes him. It's hard to deny that his "say what he's really thinking" personality is a breath of fresh air, and he has no problem laughing at himself.

Christie, of course has been on Saturday Night Live, Jimmy Fallon, David Letterman and recently has filmed for Michael J. Fox's new sitcom.