Seaside Heights Mayor Ken Hershey is excited about all the publicity Snooki’s arrest generated

Snooki may have put up a fight during her arrest for drunk and disorderly conduct Friday, but she should have been celebrating it like the Mayor of Seaside Heights, NJ.

Publicity 101 tells you that a well-timed arrest for something like disorderly conduct can sky-rocket your fame and the viewership of your cable show to even higher heights, in this case Seaside Heights, where Snooki was drunkenly crawling over people, falling off of bicycles, and generally just having a regular day at The Shore.

Once Snooki got in custody she immediately went into diva mode claiming they couldn’t do this to her because she is a Star, baby! Here’s some quotes from the New York Daily News:

“I’m a star, you can’t do this to me . . .You can’t tell me what to do – I’m Snooki. Do you know who I am? I’m f—— Snooki. You can’t do this to me. I’m f—— Snooki. You guys are going to be sorry for this. Release me!”

MTV is loving this, but not as much as Seaside Heights Mayor Ken Hershey, who is relishing in all the free publicity! His Seaside Heights Google alerts are on fire and he can’t thank Snooki enough for being a drunk mess. He told The New York Post “We’re getting wonderful publicity! We couldn’t pay a half-million dollars for this!”

He should at least send Snooki’s liver a giftbasket, it’s the one that’s really made a sacrifice for the greater good of Snooki’s Fame, MTV, and Seaside Heights. Speaking of Snooki’s liver, maybe she should go ahead a book a spot on Celebrity Rehab a few years ahead so she’ll still have a job after Jersey Shore ends.