Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Telephone Prank Snags Sarah Palin

The hot and the glamorous Republican VP candidate Sarah Palin took a prank telephone call from someone posing as the president of France on Saturday, discussing several topics without recognizing the caller was an imposter, the Associated Press reports. Click to see who the prankster was!

During the call from a Canadian comedian posing as French President Nicolas Sarkozy, the prankster tells Palin she would make a good president someday. "Maybe in eight years," replies Palin, with a laugh.

The six-minute conversation includes Palin discussing politics, the perils of hunting with Vice President Dick Cheney, and Sarkozy's "beautiful wife." The call is set to air Monday on a Quebec radio station, the AP said.

A Palin campaign spokeswoman confirmed the prank call was received. "Governor Palin was mildly amused to learn that she had joined the ranks of heads of state, including President Sarkozy and other celebrities, in being targeted by these pranksters. C'est la vie," she said.

The call was made by the well-known Montreal comedy duo Marc-Antoine Audette and Sebastien Trudel, who are notorious for making prank calls to celebrities and heads of state. Audette speaks in an exaggerated French accent during the call and drops ample hints that the conversation is a joke.

Playing off the governor's much-publicized comment in an early television interview that she had insights into foreign policy because "you can actually see Russia from land here in Alaska," the caller tells her: "You know we have a lot in common also, because ... from my house I can see Belgium." She replies: "Well, see, we're right next door to different countries that we all need to be working with, yes." Good luck Madam..

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