02/01/2011 03:39 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Snooki Snubs Sen. Chuck Schumer (VIDEO)

He may be New York's senior Senator, but Chuck Schumer can't capture Snooki's attention even for an instant.

A video shows the "Jersey Shore" star signing autographs for fans at Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C., when Schumer strolls by.

A cameraman excitedly tries to get Snooki to greet the Senator, but Nicole "Snooki" Polizz pays no attention to his requests.

Schumer stands there for a while, waiting for some form of acknowledgment, and then, seemingly dejected, waves and walks off.

Daily Intel offers this account of what happens next:

A flustered cameraman asks Snooki if she knows her senator just passed by, and Snooki says, "Oh, really?" in the same utterly disinterested way that people respond to "I had such a weird dream last night."