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Palin Pranked by Sarkozy Impersonator

By Mary Ann Akers
Two well-known Canadian pranksters tricked Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin into thinking she was on the phone today with French President Nicolas Sarkozy. The conversation, captured on a Montreal radio program, was, in a word, embarrassing. (Politico's Ben Smith was among the first to pick up on reports from The Canadian Press.)

The fake Sarkozy buttered Palin up by telling her he hoped she would become president some day. "Haha, maybe in eight years," Palin replied. Then the conversation turned to helicopter hunting, with a mention of Vice President Dick Cheney's infamous bad shot.

"One of my favorite activities is to hunt, too," the fake Sarkozy said. "Oh, very good, we should go hunting together," Palin replied, adding, "I think we could have a lot of fun together as we're getting work done. We could kill two birds with one stone that way."

"I just love killing those animals! Taking away life, that is so fun," the Sarkozy impersonator said.

Palin laughed.

"As long as we don't bring Vice President Cheney," the jokester said. "I'll be a very careful shot, don't worry," Palin said, laughing.

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Posted at 6:08 PM ET on Nov 1, 2008  | Category:  Sarah Palin
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Why didn't they call Michelle Obama and fake that one of them was Stevie Wonder, Michelle's favorite singer (God forbid if he entertains world dignitaries along with rappers)? They could joke about her big caboose, her bad choice in clothes, and eating Iranian Caviar and how America is mean country, a fake smut movie called bam bam Obama, their 20 year membership in a cult black liberation theology church, friendships with Ayers & Rescoe & other radicals, etc.

Here's why won't prank the Obamas: Like the hackers that hacked Palin's computer, prank callers are almost all liberals and these liberals wanted to see Palin/McCain lose and debased? Also, these liberal pranksters (liars...prank calling is lying..and may be illegal) will not do it to the Obama's since Obama will probably prosecute them or something even worse--remebmer, all the inner city gangsta rapper thugs support Obama. Palin believes in tolerace. The liberal left are the hypocritical people of intolerance. Wait and see. Obama's presidency will be a nightmare horror movie for the world and especially Americans. Great suffering will be Obama's legacy. Palin's legacy would have been tolerance and prosperity.

Posted by: techsavvy777 | November 6, 2008 11:54 AM

One would think that the governor of Alaska, a state with a 1500 mile border with Canada, would know who the Canadian Prime Minister is.

After all, Palin can see nothing *but* Canada from her house.

Posted by: obama_08 | November 3, 2008 11:28 AM

Even if all that were true, I would still have voted McCain-Palin.

Posted by: JakeD | November 2, 2008 3:49 PM


McCain supporters talk about "Obama doesn't 'Add Up'"...

What doesn't "ADD UP" is that someone would vote for the same political party that has DEMONSTRATED that they are IRRESPONSIBLE LEADERS.

Our economy is in the hole, respect for the US dollar has fallen, our military is transparent to our enemies, our beloved Constitution has been assaulted, and now the same party is picking on little old ladies and whining about their tax bill.

Save OUR Country and Constitution from the PROVEN FAILURE of the Republican Party

VOTE Obama Nov 4

Posted by: thenotoriousflavio | November 2, 2008 2:39 PM

justadad.
If you love the USA so much, why don't you leave Canada and come live here? Why does an Obama/Biden scare you so much?

Do you have a cushy deal that gives Canadians preference over American workers from the NAFTA trade agreement?

Do you think a President Obama is going to sing "Bomb, bomb, bomb, Canada or the Ukraine, instead of Iran?

What is your problem? I would say this election is none of your business.

Vietnam Veteran
No my friend , just the oppisite. read the blogs. I was compainiing about Canadian humor wicth I do not aprreciat like. As to your other question, yes I would love to live in America but my chances like millions are not possible. No disrespect to your comment.
The answer is NO. All I said was A Quebec joker had no right to miss use Govener Palin. Where in the hell were her staff ??

Posted by: justada56 | November 2, 2008 12:37 PM

justadad,"Don't you see America??
Keep the USA the USA." justada56


Justad56,

If you love the USA so much, why don't you leave Canada and come live here? Why does an Obama/Biden scare you so much?

Do you have a cushy deal that gives Canadians preference over American workers from the NAFTA trade agreement?

Do you think a President Obama is going to sing "Bomb, bomb, bomb, Canada or the Ukraine, instead of Iran?

What is your problem? I would say this election is none of your business.

Vietnam Veteran
No my friend , just the oppisite. read the blogs. I was compainiing about Canadian humor wicth I do not aprreciat like. As to your other question, yes I would love to live in America but my chances like millions are not possible. No disrespect to your comment.
The answer is NO. All I said was A Quebec joker had no right to miss use Govener Palin. Where in the hell were her staff ??

Posted by: justada56 | November 2, 2008 12:35 PM

To JakeD the retired attorney from California who supports John McCain's judgment on his choice of running mate.

"Katie Couric: "What other Supreme Court decisions do you disagree with?"
Sarah Palin: "Well, let's see. There's --of course --in the great history of America rulings there have been rulings, there's never going to be absolute consensus by every American. And there are -- those issues, again, like Roe v Wade where I believe are best held on a state level and addressed there. So you know -- going through the history of America, there would be others but--"
Couric: "Can you think of any?"
Palin: "Well, I could think of -- of any again, that could be best dealt with on a more local level. Maybe I would take issue with. But you know, as mayor, and then as governor and even as a Vice President, if I'm so privileged to serve, wouldn't be in a position of changing those things but in supporting the law of the land as it reads today." --unable to name any Supreme Court decisions other than Roe v. Wade, CBS News interview, Oct. 1, 2008 (Watch video clip)

http://politicalhumor.about.com/od/sarahpalinvideos/youtube/palin-supreme.htm

Wake up and come to your senses. This person is another fraud waiting to be sold to the American electorate.

Posted by: Luke2 | November 2, 2008 12:32 PM

Sarah Palin, "the spread the wealth," "socialist" from the Independent commonwealth of Alaska.

Say it ain't so, Joe.

Sarah Palin pontificates as only she can;
"And Alaska -- we're set up, unlike other states in the union, where it's collectively Alaskans own the resources. So we share in the wealth when the development of these resources occurs. ... It's to maximize benefits for Alaskans, not an individual company, not some multinational somewhere, but for Alaskans."

--Sarah Palin, explaining the windfall profits tax that she imposed on the oil industry in Alaska as a mechanism for ensuring that Alaskans "share in the wealth" generated by oil companies, New Yorker interview, Sept. 2008

Socialism, spread the wealth- I thought I had heard those words before. Maybe John Mccain got that "Redistributor in Chief" thing from his running mate.

Not this time. Open your eyes. This person is a fraud.

Posted by: Luke2 | November 2, 2008 12:25 PM

"Don't you see America??
Keep the USA the USA." justada56


Justada56,

If you love the USA so much, why don't you leave Canada and come live here? Why does an Obama/Biden scare you so much?

Do you have a cushy deal that gives Canadians preference over American workers from the NAFTA trade agreement?

Do you think a President Obama is going to sing "Bomb, bomb, bomb, Canada or the Ukraine, instead of Iran?

What is your problem? I would say this election is none of your business.

Vietnam Veteran
Khe Sanh 1968

Posted by: Luke2 | November 2, 2008 12:19 PM

Don't you see America??
Keep the USA the USA. From, justad, NOT, dada.
May you god bless you.

Posted by: justada56 | November 2, 2008 12:10 PM

Posted by: Luke2 | November 2, 2008 12:09 PM

Canadian, oh excuse me FRENCH comedy is sick.
Separate already. Truth is you will not survive. The joke is on you.

Posted by: justada56 | November 2, 2008 12:06 PM

Look at the excuses coming out for her stupidity.

Posted by: vkarthik | November 2, 2008 12:02 PM

Take those so called comedians off this post. Two jokers choking their chicken against a brick wall because she is indeed a beautiful women. Married for 36 years, but my women is best. Find your own before trashing the one you can't have. Get a life and a real job. Keep on beating, or pulling.

Posted by: justada56 | November 2, 2008 12:02 PM

"Get tough on these frogs or frenchmen we have to deal with daily." justada

justada,

you are a moron. This is nothing that they haven't done before. It's called comedy.

The duo of Audette and Sebastien Trudel has also played pranks on Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger, Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates, and Britney Spears.

The well-known prankster duo of Audette and Sebastien Trudel Audette have also tricked Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger, Bill Gates, and French president Jacques Chirac over the years.


The call to Chirac was rated by the BBC as one of the top 30 best moments in radio history of all time.
They've been popular on the Quebec comedy scene for a decade.


The Masked Avengers, who have a regular show on Montreal radio station CKOI, will air the full interview on the eve of the U.S. elections. It can also be heard in full on their website www.justiciers.tv

Posted by: Luke2 | November 2, 2008 11:59 AM

She is a national security threat.

Posted by: vkarthik | November 2, 2008 11:57 AM

From Justadad.
hey ruffian- So that means he WILL THROW THEIR REPORTER OFF THE PLANE!!!! hahahahahahahaha...
Change?
How did you like it when your candidate told the rich donors of San Fran that you were clininging to your guns, xenophobia, and religion because you couldn't join them for a Chardonnay?

Posted by: thecannula | November 2, 2008 10:19 AM


Did not bother me for it will not change. And I agree with a gun for home protection, so get off the train.

Posted by: justada56 | November 2, 2008 11:55 AM

Failing to represent your self falsely is against all laws.

Posted by: justada56 | November 2, 2008 11:25 AM

Let us forget about the stars,cosmos, dope, religion. What was done was just plain illegal. Justadad and grandfather twice. Return this blog to the facts at had. It could have been a breach of us security. From Canada.

Posted by: justada56 | November 2, 2008 11:23 AM

From justadad
Tell me what drug your on for I need it. Yes, I am blessed for MY god forgives anyone, except sick pranksters. Get off the books for a-bit and come down to the reality of what is hapenning in this world. You are dismissed little one.


You're clearly not "blessed" by the "many other cultures" on your home comet.

As the universe's gift to the main asteroid belt (betw. Mars & Jupiter) you (would) preside over what other cultures can or cannot do.

Posted by: hchiba | November 2, 2008 10:51 AM

Posted by: justada56 | November 2, 2008 11:17 AM

USA,USA,USA. We depend on the real people of your Country. The best to you all, from a quarter or half breed from Canada.

Posted by: justada56 | November 2, 2008 11:09 AM


Justada56

You're clearly not "blessed" by the "many other cultures" on your home comet.

As the universe's gift to the main asteroid belt (betw. Mars & Jupiter) you (would) preside over what other cultures can or cannot do.

Posted by: hchiba | November 2, 2008 10:51 AM
Tell me what drug your on for I need it. Yes, I am blessed for MY god forgives anyone, except sick pranksters. Get off the books for a-bit and come down to the reality of what is hapenning in this world. You are dismissed little one.

Posted by: justada56 | November 2, 2008 11:02 AM

And to the comment what language I speak , Two. English and ukrainian. What difference does it make. You're so called radio comedians are sick and in need of help.

Posted by: justada56 | November 2, 2008 10:55 AM

DoctorB:

I asked a question, that's all. I am not going anywhere until the Good Lord takes me home.

Posted by: JakeD | November 2, 2008 10:51 AM

Justada56

You're clearly not "blessed" by the "many other cultures" on your home comet.

As the universe's gift to the main asteroid belt (betw. Mars & Jupiter) you (would) preside over what other cultures can or cannot do.

Posted by: hchiba | November 2, 2008 10:51 AM

Its called earth my friend. And when I say I am tired of Quebec it is because we are blessed with so many cultures. The insult to Senator Palin was sick, sick, sick. Who is the one from a different planet??

Posted by: justada56 | November 2, 2008 10:30 AM

Actually, my son is a preacher and I believe in a fire arm for protection. How will that work out with obama? Not much will change I hope

Posted by: justada56 | November 2, 2008 10:26 AM

Justada56

Mon cher, what all-english comet are you calling from?

Posted by: hchiba | November 2, 2008 10:24 AM

hey ruffian- So that means he WILL THROW THEIR REPORTER OFF THE PLANE!!!! hahahahahahahaha...
Change?
How did you like it when your candidate told the rich donors of San Fran that you were clininging to your guns, xenophobia, and religion because you couldn't join them for a Chardonnay?

Posted by: thecannula | November 2, 2008 10:19 AM

Obama wishful, but kick ass The Dude, and our best neighbors. Good luck Senator Palin and tell your children not all people are for know good reason, just plain ignorant.

Posted by: justada56 | November 2, 2008 10:18 AM

If you separate, that is an if, deal with the natives whom own half your part of Quebec. Then all your ammo will come our way. Know, I don't have a sick sense of humor. I hate sick humor. Separate and be gone with you. The USA will barf you up.

Posted by: justada56 | November 2, 2008 10:14 AM

justada56

"get tough on these frogs or frenchmen we have to deal with daily"

As bicultural Montréaler from prankstertown, I wonder about Justada56's polite anglo-graciousness.

Ensconced deep down in ROC (rest of all-English canada) Justada56's blather is the usual anglo-canadian arrogance & über-superiority Quebecers have become indifferent to ... in this ever-broken cdn federation.

Québec is today & ever more so with each new day factually a separate nation from all-english canada. Justada56's western canadian prejudices vis-à-vis le fait français are just that ... prejudices somewhere out there, west of French Montréal.

Canadian clarity? Justada56's difference between frog & frenchman.

Posted by: hchiba | November 2, 2008 10:08 AM

Some people just don't get it your way. It's about security, your troops, housing and fuel, food and health insurance, your savings to end. Wake up America.

Posted by: justada56 | November 2, 2008 10:04 AM

Hey cannula, Do you think having the endorsement of the Pgh Tribune is a big thing? hahahahahahha,Don't think so , we Pgher's read the Post Gazette, which by the way endorsed Barrack Obama one of about 250 other papers.

Posted by: ruffian518 | November 2, 2008 9:59 AM

From a Canadian to America.
Although not a Palin supporter, but hope for Obamma, I am totally pissed that Senator Palins security let this prank happen. Give me a break much more serious issues might have been discussed. Fire the people in charge of her calls, and then since you have the pictures of the bastards that think as this as a joke from my Country, Charge them and ban them from the USA for a few years. Even being a obama supporter, this was not funny. She is a beautiful and wonderful mother with a load of spunk. Get tough on these frogs or frenchmen we have to deal with daily. My apologies to the Senator, from Canada. Send the dude over, no joke to slap them around a bit. So sorry and hurt as a Canadian.

Posted by: justada56 | November 2, 2008 9:32 AM

How do you spell "Sarkozy"?

Montréal Sunday newspapers, "LaPresse", "The Montréal Gazette" & others have Gov. Palin prankstered on their front page..."sur l'Une" as one says in French.

Three million French & English readers alike, with an hour of extra sleep, are laughing about America's next republican VP who seems to know nothing much about America's geographical neighbor Canada or about France.

Prankster Sébastien Trudel (from Les Justiciers Masqués, a show of 10 yr standing) is quoted, with, "she (Palin) never suspected anything. It was a little bit frightening"(Gazette, A4).

They (the two pranksters) called Palin's staff in Alaska. "We realized it might work, because they didn't know the name of the French president; they asked us to spell it." (Gazette, A4, 2 Nov.)

To listen to the Palin Montréal prankster recording, about 6 minutes long, go to

www.justiciers.tv or Youtube

Posted by: hchiba | November 2, 2008 8:35 AM

Every minority knows this. There is only one protected class in the US - Blacks. Black racism against hispanics, asians, women, gays, jews is somehow justified by the liberal elite. Black culture fosters and perpetuates low academic achievement, idolization of drug dealers, and poverty. I was worried about BO; now, I am interested in his plan for taking these wonderful, talented, beautiful, intelligent people (Black Americans) and making them productive members of America. I worry that Barack is only using sophisticated marketing techniques to get votes, and then intends to ignore this constituency, just as other have.

Posted by: daavina | November 2, 2008 8:05 AM

McCain Endorsed by Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 11/2/08


(Do you think Obama will get angry again and throw their reporter off the plane too?)


"Welcome to the 2008 presidential race. This nation's liberal elite and its predominantly liberal media have anointed as the next president Democrat Barack Obama, 47, the junior senator of Illinois.

The liberal tutorial is that Sen. Obama is a visionary, a man of hope, if not the political equivalent of the Second Coming. And a plurality of the student body appears to accept this at face value. But Obama has sparse political experience, no executive experience, no leadership experience, really, and woefully little experience at much of anything.

That is, other than rationalizing quite leftist and collectivist views that include everything from the worst of command economics -- sure to turn recession into depression -- to perverting the U.S. Constitution by making it and the Supreme Court some kind of rule-of-law relative social re-engineering tool.

Talk about manifest danger.

The only truly experienced leader in this race -- the gentleman whose resume actually is worthy of the phrase -- is John McCain, 72, war hero, former congressman and longtime U.S. senator of Arizona.

John McCain is fiercely independent. And he makes no apologies for the principles he holds dear, even if they be at odds with the traditional party base. But he has never wavered in his core belief of what Republicanism (with a capital "R") and republicanism (with a lower-case "r") are all about:

Small government. Fiscal discipline. Low taxes. A strong defense. And a judiciary that does not legislate from the bench.

Compared with Barack Obama's long and dangerous statist laundry list of the ever more expansive role government should play in our lives, John McCain sums it up quite succinctly, quite effectively and quite nicely, thank you.

Indeed, we have differences that are more than quibbles with some of Sen. McCain's positions. We stridently disagree with his campaign finance and immigration "reform" efforts. And we've told him so face to face.

But it being, as once was written, a golden rule that one should never judge men by their opinions but rather by what their opinions make of them, it would be imprudent of us to allow our respectful differences to preclude our support.

Thus, we again today wholeheartedly endorse John McCain for president of the United States. For it really is time to stand up and fight."

Posted by: thecannula | November 2, 2008 7:25 AM

Regarding hunting, the fake Sarkozy says, "to take away a life, that is so fun".

You just wait, you stupid frogs, you'll see how much fun it is soon, when Palin is President. It will be more fun than sticking firecrackers in the anus of amphibians like GWB did when he was a child. Real Americans will be laughing at you when your slimy butts are blown up.

Posted by: goaway41 | November 2, 2008 7:14 AM

I was going to vote for Obama, but after hearing this, Sarah Palin has earned my sympathy vote. I can no longer tolerate these sexist monsters who call themselves French Canadians. I hope when McCain croaks and Palin becomes President, she declares war on Montreal.

Posted by: goaway41 | November 2, 2008 7:04 AM

Jake D:
Since YOU have decided to suggest to ME that I move to another country "When McCain-Palin win", it is only fair that YOU obey the request repeated so many times by so many people posting here and stop polluting cyberspace with your drivel when the verdict comes in on Tuesday & you can no longer deny the inevitable.
As a psychiatrist, I've seen all sorts of mentally ill people over the years. But none of them are as screwed up as you. I will never again lower myself to waste any time responding to any of your asinine posts.

Posted by: DoctorB | November 2, 2008 6:02 AM

What a joke this woman is! Although it was a fake Sarkozy, how UNPROFESSIONAL did she sound!!! She was laughing and giggling like a lovestruck teenager! This stupid woman should not be VP of the free world! Who would seriously vote for these clowns McCain/Palin??? They are a complete joke- they are WORSE THAN BUSH. She doesn't even know Stephen Harper is the PM of Canada and Canada is next door to Alaska! Also, the song the comedians refer to "Du rouge a levres sur une cochonne" -- actually means "PUT RED LIPSTICK ON A S.L.-.T."

Posted by: kbuckingham777 | November 2, 2008 5:41 AM


Dumb and Dumber

"We believe that the best of America is not all in Washington, D.C. ... We believe that the best of America is in these small towns that we get to visit, and in these wonderful little pockets of what I call the real America, being here with all of you hard working very patriotic, um, very, um, pro-America areas of this great nation." --Sarah Palin, speaking at a fundraiser in Greensoboro, N.C., Oct. 16, 2008

"I'm the mayor, I can do whatever I want until the courts tell me I can't.'" --Sarah Palin, as quoted by former City Council Member Nick Carney, after he raised objections about the $50,000 she spent renovating the mayor's office without approval of the city council

If [the media] convince enough voters that that is negative campaigning, for me to call Barack Obama out on his associations then I don't know what the future of our country would be in terms of First Amendment rights and our ability to ask questions without fear of attacks by the mainstream media." --Sarah Palin, getting first amendment rights backwards while claiming that criticism of her is unconstitutional, radio interview with WMAL-AM, Oct. 31, 2008

"And Alaska -- we're set up, unlike other states in the union, where it's collectively Alaskans own the resources. So we share in the wealth when the development of these resources occurs. ... It's to maximize benefits for Alaskans, not an individual company, not some multinational somewhere, but for Alaskans." --Sarah Palin

Share the Wealth? Socialism?

You heard it here.

Posted by: Luke2 | November 2, 2008 4:28 AM

:OBAMA'S 'NATIONAL CIVILIAN SECURITY FORCE' CALL:
IT MAY COST HIM THIS SUPPORTER'S VOTE"

This is a right wing smokescreen as usual. Anyone that types in caps has never been an Obama supporter- ever.

Senator Obama has talked in the past about establishing a civilian counterpart of the military run National Security Agency to coordinate security issues with all branches of law enforcement so that anotherr 9/11 will not happen due to the agencies not talking to each other.

As of now the CIA, FBI, NSA, DIA, The Department of Homeland Security, and local law enforcement agencies rarily communicate with each other.

There has always been a turf war going on, and Senator Obama wants to make sure that a civilian agency can solve this problem by providing coordination on a need to know basis.

That is why a criminal in one state can often escape detection by simply moving to another jurisdiction.

It is also why our ports are largely unguarded, as are our chemical plants, and our nuclear facilities.

If John McCain did not agree with these thoughts, his campaign would be all over this. They are not.

Senator Obama does not intend to become a "dictator." Get over the fear tactics. Your lies are not in the democratic mainstream of America.

Vietnam Veteran
Khe Sanh 1968

Posted by: Luke2 | November 2, 2008 4:19 AM

OBAMA'S 'NATIONAL CIVILIAN SECURITY FORCE' CALL:
IT MAY COST HIM THIS SUPPORTER'S VOTE

http://my.nowpublic.com/world/obamas-national-civilian-security-force-call-scary-11th-hour-revelation

OR http://members.nowpublic.com/scrivener

Posted by: scrivener50 | November 2, 2008 3:54 AM

Within a few years of marrying Cindy Hensley, the daughter of a multimillionaire Anheuser-Busch distributor, John McCain won his first election. He was new to Arizona politics and fundraising in the 1982 race for the House of Representatives, and his campaign quickly fell into debt. Personal money -- tens of thousands of dollars in loans to his campaign from McCain bank accounts -- helped him survive.

Anheuser-Busch's political action committee was among McCain's earliest donors. Cindy McCain's father, James Hensley, and other Hensley & Co. executives gave so much money that the Federal Election Commission ordered McCain to give some of it back. His campaign used Hensley office equipment such as computers and copiers, and Cindy McCain personally paid some of the campaign's bills.

The candidate also was aided by his friendship with Arizona Republic Publisher Darrow "Duke" Tully, who touted himself as a war hero and was eager to spread McCain's story across his pages. The two were so close that Tully was named godfather to John and Cindy McCain's first child.

(Tully resigned from the paper after it was learned that he had fabricated his war achievements; it turned out he had never served in the military.)

Posted by: Luke2 | November 2, 2008 3:09 AM

A better video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDofbll86dY

Keating was not simply a fundraiser for McCain. As The New York Times noted, Keating "gave Mr. McCain free rides on his private jet, a violation of Congressional ethics rules (he later said it was an oversight and paid for the trips). They vacationed together in the Bahamas. And in 1986, the year Mr. McCain was elected to the Senate, his wife joined Mr. Keating in investing in an Arizona shopping mall." In a November 15, 1990, article (accessed via the Nexis database), the Los Angeles Times itself noted Keating's close relationship with McCain, stating that McCain took "nine trips to the Bahamas on Keating's plane before he was elected to the Senate in 1986. He and his wife stayed at Keating's vacation home during three of the trips and his wife invested money in a Keating venture."

Similarly, in a March 1, 2007, article about the Keating Five, The Arizona Republic reported that while during the investigation of the Keating affair, McCain "had adopted the blanket defense that Keating was a constituent. ... Keating was no ordinary constituent to McCain." From the March 2007 article:

He had adopted the blanket defense that Keating was a constituent and that he had every right to ask his senators for help. In attending the meetings, McCain said, he simply wanted to make sure that Keating was treated like any other constituent.

Keating was no ordinary constituent to McCain.

On Oct. 8, 1989, The Arizona Republic revealed that McCain's wife and her father had invested $359,100 in a Keating shopping center in April 1986, a year before McCain met with the regulators.

The paper also reported that the McCains, sometimes accompanied by their daughter and baby-sitter, had made at least nine trips at Keating's expense, sometimes aboard the American Continental jet. Three of the trips were made during vacations to Keating's opulent Bahamas retreat at Cat Cay.

McCain also did not pay Keating for some of the trips until years after they were taken, after he learned that Keating was in trouble over Lincoln. Total cost: $13,433.

When the story broke, McCain did nothing to help himself.

"You're a liar," McCain said when a Republic reporter asked him about the business relationship between his wife and Keating.

"That's the spouse's involvement, you idiot," McCain said later in the same conversation. "You do understand English, don't you?"

He also belittled reporters when they asked about his wife's ties to Keating.

"It's up to you to find that out, kids."

The paper ran the story.

The Republic further reported that McCain admitted in 2002 to having exhibited "ridiculously immature behavior" during the 1989 interview with the Republic, and that shortly after the Republic interview, McCain acknowledged that he "said he should have reimbursed Keating immediately, not waited several years."

Posted by: Luke2 | November 2, 2008 3:01 AM

AP writes: "McCain has past connections to a private group that supplied aid to guerrillas seeking to overthrow the leftist government of Nicaragua in the Iran-Contra affair. … The U.S. Council for World Freedom was part of an international organization linked to former Nazi collaborators and ultra-right-wing death squads in Central America. The group was dedicated to stamping out communism around the globe. The council's founder, retired Army Maj. Gen. John Singlaub, said McCain became associated with the organization in the early 1980s as McCain was launching his political career in Arizona."

The New York Times writes that big business is a not a fan of McCain’s health-care plan. “American business, typically a reliable Republican cheerleader, is decidedly lukewarm about Senator John McCain’s proposal to overhaul the health care system by revamping the tax treatment of health benefits, officials with leading trade groups say. The officials, with organizations like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Business Roundtable and the National Federation of Independent Business, predicted in recent interviews that the McCain plan, which eliminates the exclusion of health benefits from income taxes, would accelerate the erosion of employer-sponsored health insurance and do little to reduce the number of uninsured from 45 million.”

Posted by: Luke2 | November 2, 2008 2:50 AM

McCain should be a senator from Florida. Our state bird is the mocking bird. It would also give me another opportunity to vote against him.

My barber has the same perspective on government as Ms Palin and seems to be about as knowledgeable as her. When she runs in 2012 maybe she can chose him as her VP candidate. He'll have to have his cataracts repaired, though. Otherwise it will be the blind leading the blind.

Posted by: Gator-ron | November 2, 2008 2:14 AM

I don't think this is embarrassing. I think it is funny in a ho hum kind of way. By the way, I don't have any idea how the conversation sounded on the Palin earpiece--it no doubt, was difficult to hear some of that stupid Faux French. I would also like to know who it was that got a hold of the phone number to the nearby staff of Palin?? Smacks of a lot of preparation for such a poor stunt. I was not laughing--and I have a great sense of humor to laugh at any candidate's blunders.

I guess gullibility (as displayed by the followers of Obama with his socialist and social engineering proposals) is not limited to the Democrats. They had her for a while but then she kept it going--you can hear her obvious snickering. But, no doubt it was considered a victory for these "comedians." I would have at least tried to be funny.

Just remember when you hear anything in the press about the candidates they are all about Obama. The Democratic party has the press kissing their butt. It is a sad state when you have a candidate who pushes socialist type ideals and believes in social engineering. You listen to the press and they offer opinions obscured in a veil. Sad thing is if you hear something enough you truly begin to believe. But alas, Obama is not a saint and certainly no savior.

Posted by: Fred29 | November 2, 2008 1:51 AM

Obama is a socialist:

"The constitution is a flawed document" and this was in the context that the judicial branch, the supreme court was a negative agent and could only tell people what they can't do not what they can " offer " I wonder why he thinks that the supreme court should offer reparations? Absolutely that is what he is saying, and if he does get into office you can bet we will not only see the "living document" --the changes that a judicial branch was never meant to bring(legislation from the bench) but we will see the judicial in a new role entirely.

Posted by: Fred29 | November 2, 2008 1:50 AM

Obama is a socialist:

"The constitution is a flawed document" and this was in the context that the judicial branch, the supreme court was a negative agent and could only tell people what they can't do "is offer " I wonder why he thinks that the supreme court should offer reparations? Absolutely, and if he does get into office you can bet we will not only see the "living document" --the changes that a judicial branch was never meant to bring(legislation from the bench) but we will see the judicial in a new role entirely.

Posted by: Fred29 | November 2, 2008 1:47 AM

LUKE2

You are telling a lie to everyone. John McCain was called in because the Democrats needed a Republican candidate to use as their scapegoat. Lets face it McCain was cleared and you just can't handle that.

On the other hand why don't you take a gander at Obama's little home in Il. Go to Google earth and look at how the lot which is next door is unbuildable. No house is going to fit on that property! AND Obama's Resco was a crook and he was convicted.

Posted by: Fred29 | November 2, 2008 1:40 AM

Funnier than McCain/Palin on SNL-

The 5 Greatest Jokes of 2007-8:

1. I could no more disavow Rev Wright than I could an Uncle: I never in 20 years heard him say anything controversial

2. Allowing Mrs Rezko to buy me a sideyard was a Bonehead Move

3. Bill Ayres was a guy in my neighborhood:our kids knew each
other: I didn't know about the Weatherman

4. Khalidi was a guy in my neighborhood: I didn't about know his PLO background

5. I didn't know my Aunt was in America

Posted by: thecannula | November 2, 2008 1:38 AM

Hey DRAIN YOU:

I suppose you are very happy to give money to the government. Lets give money to Obama so he can spend it for us. You are so clueless!

Obama long knew he wanted to be a politician. This translates to career politician. He wishes to hold the reins so he can support a small segment of the population he identifies with. Look at his resume at www.obamaresume.com.

Now, if you are not in that small segment you will be paying for Obama and his programs. If Obama is elected you will all be getting a lesson in politics.

just keep buying into it and if you are not alarmed by "spread the wealth" or " I have a general mistrust for [organized religion" or " [a baby} is a burden" then you don't know your candidate.

Posted by: Fred29 | November 2, 2008 1:34 AM

Palin's calendar after next Tuesday.
Wednesday morning: Say farewell to John and Cindy, and all those efficient staffers. Ask John if he wants to keep Joe the Plumber or should I find him a job in Alaska?
Wednesday evening: Fly back to Alaska
Thursday: Resume watching the Russians from my front porch.
Friday: Same as Thursday.
Saturday: Check if the helicopters are ready. I sure miss killing those wolves.

Posted by: pion54eer | November 2, 2008 1:34 AM

"McCain was cleared of any wrongdoing."

Not quite JakeD.

McCain was censured for having used poor judgment. He was not found "guilty" because most of his dealings with Charles Keating were when he was in the House Of Representatives, and the Senate did not feel that they had proper jurisdiction in the matter.

McCain was let off the hook too easily, due to the fact that McCain was a member of the U.S. House at the time of the meetings and the Senate concluded it didn't have jurisdiction to look into his unreported trips with Keating.

The question that should be raised is that McCain's big issue here is that he shouldn't have been at that SEC meeting with the regulators the first time because he had a conflict. He took three trips that he didn't report and his wife invested $350,000 with Keating,"

Posted by: Luke2 | November 2, 2008 1:30 AM

"McCain was cleared of any wrongdoing."

Not quite JakeD.

McCain was censured for having used poor judgment. He was not found "guilty" because most of his dealings with Charles Keating were when he was in the House Of Representatives, and the Senate did not feel that they had proper jurisdiction in the matter.

McCain was let off the hook too easily, due to the fact that McCain was a member of the U.S. House at the time of the meetings and the Senate concluded it didn't have jurisdiction to look into his unreported trips with Keating.

The question that should be raised is that McCain's big issue here is that he shouldn't have been at that SEC meeting with the regulators the first time because he had a conflict. He took three trips that he didn't report and his wife invested $350,000 with Keating."

Posted by: Luke2 | November 2, 2008 1:30 AM

I don't think this is embarrassing. I think it is funny in a ho hum kind of way. By the way, I don't have any idea how the conversation sounded on the Palin earpiece--it no doubt, was difficult to hear some of that stupid Faux French. I would also like to know who it was that got a hold of the phone number to the nearby staff of Palin?? Smacks of a lot of preparation for such a poor stunt. I was not laughing--and I have a great sense of humor to laugh at any candidate's blunders.

I guess gullibility (as displayed by the followers of Obama with his socialist and social engineering proposals) is not limited to the Democrats. They had her for a while but then she kept it going--you can hear her obvious snickering. But, no doubt it was considered a victory for these "comedians." I would have at least tried to be funny.

Just remember when you hear anything in the press about the candidates they are all about Obama. The Democratic party has the press kissing their butt. It is a sad state when you have a candidate who pushes socialist type ideals and believes in social engineering. You listen to the press and they offer opinions obscured in a veil. Sad thing is if you hear something enough you truly begin to believe. But alas, Obama is not a saint and certainly no savior.

Posted by: Fred29 | November 2, 2008 1:26 AM

"Censured"? Do you have a link for that?

Posted by: JakeD | November 2, 2008 1:23 AM

JakeD you are just a common troll..go away.

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Posted by: Flabbergasted1 | November 2, 2008 12:23 AM

How was McCain on SNL?

Posted by: JakeD | November 2, 2008 12:07 AM

Anyone else interested in the Keating 5 scandal:

McCain was cleared of any wrongdoing and then spent the next 25 years fighting for campaign finance reform.

Posted by: JakeD | November 1, 2008 11:39 PM

DoctorB:

Are you going to move out of the country when McCain-Palin win?

Posted by: JakeD | November 1, 2008 11:33 PM

McCain really blew it when he picked Blunder Woman Palin as his running mate but then again McCain has a long history of making stupid decisions.


McCain knows all about bailing out rich bankers and screwing over middle class and poor people, he's been doing it for years.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAzDEbVFcg8
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McCain - Founding Member of the Keating 5:


McCain was one of the "Keating Five," congressmen investigated on ethics charges for strenuously helping convicted racketeer Charles Keating after he gave them large campaign contributions and vacation trips.


Charles Keating was convicted of racketeering and fraud in both state and federal court after his Lincoln Savings & Loan collapsed, costing the taxpayers $3.4 billion. His convictions were overturned on technicalities; for example, the federal conviction was overturned because jurors had heard about his state conviction, and his state charges because Judge Lance Ito (yes, that judge) screwed up jury instructions. Neither court cleared him, and he faces new trials in both courts.)


McCain intervened on behalf of Charles Keating after Keating gave McCain at least $112,00 in contributions. In the mid-1980s, McCain made at least 9 trips on Keating's airplanes, and 3 of those were to Keating's luxurious retreat in the Bahamas. McCain's wife and father-in-law also were the largest investors (at $350,000) in a Keating shopping center; the Phoenix New Times called it a "sweetheart deal."


McCain was not convicted of any crimes, though the Senate concluded that he exercised "poor judgment." (Furthermore, he got off on some charges by a technicality -- that he was still in the House when he took those vacation trips, and so the Senate couldn't prosecute him. The House concluded that THEY couldn't prosecute him because he had moved to the Senate.)


Here's some mavericky straight-talk, my friends:
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http://www.realchange.org/mccain.htm
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Posted by: DrainYou | November 1, 2008 11:32 PM

After listening to unscripted Sarah in action, it appears that both of her neurons have officially atrophied. It will be great to not have to put up with any of her blather any more.
Republicans' disdain for intelligence was shown so well once again by their darling poster child of fundamentalist know-nothingism.

Posted by: DoctorB | November 1, 2008 11:22 PM

I am a fundamentalist supporter of Palin, and I have no problem with anything she said. If it had been Sarkozy and she had said anything that you liberals think she should have said, you would be criticizing her for some fake outrage about an international incident. Damned if she does ...

Posted by: JakeD | November 1, 2008 11:16 PM

Sounds like she's taking the name of the Lord in vain in the background at the end. That is regarded as a VERY serious sin by her fundamentalist supporters.

Posted by: gromitsperson | November 1, 2008 11:09 PM

Even a retard would be offended to be lumped in with Sarah Palin

Posted by: wrq7iop | November 1, 2008 10:59 PM

I get the feeling that yes.... she was set up by her enemies on McCain's staff. How else did would they get through to her?

It hurts to listen to her giggling. She is giggling through the whole thing! For a minute I thought she was just playing along, but she ISN'T!! She laughed when he said he loved "taking away life".

She is SOOOOOO clueless!

She talked to him for SEVEN minutes.

Posted by: mavisdarling | November 1, 2008 10:46 PM

Palin is like Darth Cheney Jr.


Is Palin a Whack Job?


YOU BETCHA!


Whack Job: noun - A crazy, possibly dangerous, person.
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http://www.allwords.com/word-whackjob.html
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Politico brings word that McCain advisors are upping the verbal leak campaign against Sarah Palin, who must long for the days when members of her campaign were calling her a hockey mom and Joe Six-Pack.

A top McCain adviser one-ups the priceless "diva" description, calling Palin "a whack job."
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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/10/28/palin-a-whack-job-top-mcc_n_138523.html
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Whack job. It's a good charge, cause it's true! This is one of my favorite leaks from the anti-Palin forces working for McCain, right up with the claim that she's "going rogue." Like Iran?


I've never seen a breakdown in discipline like this on a presidential campaign. It testifies to McCain's lack of leadership and to the state of his campaign. Knowing they're going to lose, Mittens' kittens are angling for advantage against Palin going into the 2012 primary.


Ah, yes, the coming GOP primary. Fantasize, my friends, with me. It's 2011, Obama and the Democrats in Congress have passed good progressive legislation to help bring us out of recession, institute universal health care, and end our dependence on foreign oil. Our troops are home from Iraq. Then we will all get to sit back and watch Sarah Palin, Mitt Romney, and whoever else fight for the right to lose to Obama.
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Posted by: DrainYou | November 1, 2008 10:43 PM

What a difference knowing a second world language makes.

Montrealers are laughing themselves silly over the Palin pranksters.

The French radio pranksters (Radio CKOI,a light rock station) gleefully misnames both the Canadian PM ("Steph casse") for PM Stefan Harper & Québec's PM (Richard ze roi ... Richard the king?) Québec is a distinct nation in the federation) and yet Palin notices nothing in the 2 strange names. She does not read, as her grade school teacher would comment.

The song the prankster Zarkosy mentions is "du rouge a levres sur un chocon" (red lipstick on a swine/pig) and again, poor Palin understands nil.

Fake Zarkosy then invites her to helicopter hunt ("tuer des bebes foques"), i.e., "kill baby seals from a helicopter" and Palin seems quite flattered.

Zarkosy, the prankster, names his special advisor (Johnny Halliday). Palin doesn't get it...

Even the French accent in the prankster's voice is all Quebecois and not at all Parisian. But then, Palin has never been to Montreal much one imagines.

CKOI Zarkosy mentions he can see Belgium from his office in Paris. Palin understands, since she herself "sees" Russia from hers in Wasilla, Alaska.

To conclude, one could only wish Cheney & Bush good luck with their next VP and President in 8 years, Sarah Palin.

She does America proud.
She sure doesn't read any cdn (English, of course, since she can't read French) newspapers either. So, what does she read?

Posted by: hchiba | November 1, 2008 10:42 PM

At least I don't use ad hominem personal attacks against anyone here.

Posted by: JakeD | November 1, 2008 10:38 PM

sounds like she was a good sport.

Posted by: JakeD
_________________________________

Being a 'good sport' generally requires actual awareness that you're being toyed with.

(Cue "I knew it was a joke all along" talking point in 3... 2... 1...)

Posted by: youarestillidiots | November 1, 2008 10:32 PM

With top campaign staff calling her a diva and a whack-job and many leading conservative saying she’s not equipped to be vice president, you have to wonder if the call screening process failed by accident.

Posted by: loman1 | November 1, 2008 9:54 PM

JakeD - You are an ASS

Posted by: gregp1 | November 1, 2008 9:46 PM

Lol...

Clueless Sarah didn't get it when the prankster said “I can see Belgium from my house" or when he said “My wife is great in bed".
These should have been obvious giveaway to any intelligent person. What's really pathetic was that Palin didn't really get it until he finally said “You have been pranked"...

McCain will surely request General Petreaus to draw up plans to invade Canada in the unlikely event he wins on Tuesday…

Posted by: citystreet | November 1, 2008 9:34 PM

To JakeD who said " Mark my words, Barack HUSSEIN Obama will not be sworn in as President on January 20, 2009. "

>> what does Barak's middle name matter? Irrelevant. Mark your words? Are you promoting the assasanation plot, SIR!?

Posted by: gregp1 | November 1, 2008 9:30 PM

Lol...

Clueless didn't get when the prankster said “I can see Belgium from my house" or when he said “My wife is great in bed". hese should have been dead giveaway clues to any intelligent person.

What's really pathetic was that she didn't really get it until he said finally “You have been pranked"...

Posted by: citystreet | November 1, 2008 9:29 PM

Ok, as the governor of Alaska, A state cut from the US by Canada... how come she doesn't know the Prime Minister of Canada?!

Sarah Palin, repeat after me:
Canada's Prime Minister is: Stephen Harper.

Posted by: Mereo | November 1, 2008 9:28 PM

tarheeler:

Don't count your chickens before they hatch.

Posted by: JakeD | November 1, 2008 9:26 PM

So many hints... and yet so painfully obvious that Palin is just out of her league.

The prank itself was both extremely funny and very sad at the same time. I felt some pity for her at the very end when she sounded like she was going to cry, but she's in the big leagues (at least until Wednesday when she goes home to Alaska). As she has showed in her own campaigning, not much is out-of-bounds.

Posted by: tarheeler | November 1, 2008 9:08 PM

Clueless and gullible!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What more can I say…

I was pi^issed off with the Canadians because of the NAFTA controversy they created during the Democratic primary election which almost cost Obama the contest…Now they have made amends….

Posted by: citystreet | November 1, 2008 9:01 PM

Lol. The verdict is in on this woman's lack of intelligence. She really does make bush look like a professor. How can anyone be crazy enough to allow this retard anywhere near the white house?

Posted by: wrq7iop | November 1, 2008 8:51 PM

This is Funny but not HAHA funny. SARAH PALIN SCARES ME!!

VOTED!! OBAMA/BIDEN

Posted by: browntx | November 1, 2008 8:49 PM

This is embarassing! For 7 minutes this call went on and she didn't catch on. Repeat after me...HARPER. The whole world is laughing at Palin, it's truly sad.

Posted by: SueB2 | November 1, 2008 8:48 PM

It shows how incompetent McCain's campaign is. Don't they have people who screen calls, and check phone numbers. The call was 8 minutes long and she did not guess something was wrong. In fact, she sounded excited and even giggled a few times. Heaven help us if this woman gets to be a heartbeat from the Presidency!

Posted by: pion54eer | November 1, 2008 8:45 PM

Palin: "Ohhhhh, have we been pranked?"

You can tell she isn't a very good listener. So many clues that it was a prank and she didn't GET it.

You just have to laugh.

Voted Obama/Biden today!

Posted by: ikea1 | November 1, 2008 8:39 PM

Gov. Palin actually sounded normal and presidential. A real person answering the phone. Now we can appreciate what it means when Gov. Palin is described as a breath of fresh air. I think she made the prankster sound stupid at the end. I wonder why the Canadian pranksters did not call Obama. Maybe they already did, but it was not reported by the American media obsessively protective of the Great OB. The Great OB was all business: Nick how is your babe? … What was that Narcosy? That sounds a bit like NARCS that I have smoked a while ago, you know? … What’s up with that Eifel Tower? When I was in Paris recently, as you well know, I saw that far away. … You gotta go, are you kidding my men, we just started chillin here. Why don’t you come to my White House next year? … We’ll have the best time, just you and me, no Michelle. It will be big boys’ time, you know what I mean, men? Take care!

Posted by: Wiel | November 1, 2008 8:34 PM

Mark my words, Barack HUSSEIN Obama will not be sworn in as President on January 20, 2009.

Posted by: JakeD | November 1, 2008 8:20 PM

Gov. Palin is not "stupid".

Posted by: JakeD | November 1, 2008 8:15 PM

Is this even news? Two guys prank calling a black guy with no experience - now that's funny.

Posted by: daavina | November 1, 2008 8:14 PM

I really don't think it's funny when people pick on stupid people.

It's ALMOST as bad as picking on little old ladies.


Save OUR Country and Constitution from stupid people

VOTE Obama Nov 4

Posted by: thenotoriousflavio | November 1, 2008 8:07 PM

I really don't think it's funny when people pick on stupid people.

It's ALMOST as bad as picking on little old ladies.


Save OUR Country and Constitution from stupid people

VOTE Obama Nov 4

Posted by: thenotoriousflavio | November 1, 2008 8:07 PM

Obama said the leader of Canada is the President of Canada.

Canada has been under parliamentary rule for 140 years. Canada's leader has been the prime minister for 140 years.

So Obama doesn't know Harper is the prime minister.


Obama thinks the leader of Canada is the president of Canada.

Obama said this at a dem debate last year.


So if you want a president to know that Canada's leader is the prime minister you have to vote for McCain.


Here is the video of Obama saying the leader of Canada is the president of Canada.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yp9KpbWjT-o

Posted by: fivemonth | November 1, 2008 7:58 PM

I only know Harper because I watch "The Colbert Report". I have no problem with Gov. Palin's answers. You guys think that Obama would recognize a Sarkozy impersonator's voice? The White House switchboard will not allow something like this to happen.

Posted by: JakeD | November 1, 2008 7:45 PM

It was clear the way the call ended that she had not a clue!

Posted by: Liberty77 | November 1, 2008 7:36 PM

She's the governor of Alaska. Alaska has a land frontier with exactly one other place - Canada.

And she doesn't know the name of the Prime Minister of Canada.

Let's face it, she's not really governing Alaska at all. She's got handlers up there too, and is as much an empty frontwoman in her governor's office as she is in the lower 48.

Posted by: kenonwenu | November 1, 2008 7:24 PM

Bill Kristol (who pushed for Palin) still loves him some Palin. Know why? Because he thinks he can get her elected and get her to attack Iran.

Why does Bill Kristol want to spill the blood of innocent Iranians, who have more in common with Americans than with Saudi Arabians? Why does Bill Kristol want endless war?

Remember Bill "the bloody" Kristol never has to go and fight in his wars (Iraq Invasion) he can sit on FoxNews and lie, instead.

Posted by: NeilSagan | November 1, 2008 7:24 PM

In other news, Mr. obama reported that he had no knowledge of the whereabouts of his illigal alien Auntie Zeitooni who was living in taxpayer funded public housing and had given hundreds of dollars in small donations (very smart -- untraceable!) to his campaign. Mr. obama when exposed promised that he would definitely return the illigal donations!

Posted by: pouran-doukht | November 1, 2008 7:23 PM

This is so embarrassing. Do we really want an international laughingstock a heartbeat away from the most powerful leadership position in the world? Do we really want her even in the same town as the "nuclear button?" He talks about the porn movie and that he can see Belgium and his wife has written a song for her and she is so oblivious she has no clue...no clue whatsoever! Oh, I wish I could be a fly on the wall wherever McCain is right now!

Posted by: jlarue | November 1, 2008 7:22 PM

That's funny. My favorite part is when he says he can see Belgium from his house (but it sounds like a**).

Letterman punks McCain:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hiwS1XIpuIc

Posted by: NeilSagan | November 1, 2008 7:18 PM

FYI, just a few translation issues:

Rouge Alleve Serre Caution...when you understand French, the literal translation ins't Joe The Plumber but "Lipstick on a female pig" (rouge a leveres sur une cochonne)...the prankster just used "Joe the Plumber" in English.

The "(says long French-sounding phrase)." referred to in the article is "like we say in French, on pourrait tuer des bebes phoques aussi ( we could kill baby seals too).

Posted by: eriame | November 1, 2008 7:17 PM

According to the Globe and Mail,
Palin " does not seem phased when Audette names singer Stef Carse as Prime Minister or comedian Richard Sirois as Quebec premier."

Palin doesn't even know that the Canadian Prime Minister is Harper!

Posted by: VictoriaBalfour | November 1, 2008 7:17 PM

how can Gov Palin claim she works with Canada on the pipeline etc and not know the name of the prime minister of Canada?

You can say Gov Palin was not well served by an aide letting the call go through - but for Gov Palin herself to not realize what was going on?

If she wasn't so pathetic I would fell sorry for her
Right now I feel sorry for anyone who cast their early vote and put this women in proximity of the Oval Office

Tuesday this can be behind us

Posted by: awb75 | November 1, 2008 7:14 PM

I can't wait for Palin to return (to possibly face charges) in Alaska. She's such an idiot, as was MKKKain in picking her.

Posted by: Bugs222 | November 1, 2008 7:08 PM

For crying out loud...Can't the neocon koolaid drinkers see this women is dangerous...its beyond funny ...this is scary.
PLEASE VOTE OBAMA / BIDEN

Posted by: garygelormino1 | November 1, 2008 7:07 PM

Palin is a Freeloader


$150,000 shopping sprees (at all the best "elitist" shops, no less), on the Republican National Committee tab.
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http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1008/14805.html
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$21,012 worth of free flights for her daughters, charged to the state of Alaska.
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http://www.boston.com/news/politics/2008/articles/2008/10/22/alaska_paid_for_palin_daughters_to_travel/
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All this, when she already makes $125,000 a year as governor and pockets an extra $22,883 in energy extraction royalties.


Palin is a chisler supreme.


All of which makes the fact that she charged $16,951 in expenses charged to the state, including 312 per diem allowances for staying in her own home just that much more amazing.
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/08/AR2008090803088.html
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A dual income family, with Sarah earning $125K. Free travel (even for the family), and now free clothes, hair and makeup. They can actually go out in her backyard and shoot a moose, keeping her family in free mooseburger for a year. And still she feels the need to cheat. Shoot that moose for free and still charge the state $60 per burger. And she claims she deserves every bit of it.


Now that's what I call a perverse sense of entitlement.


"Sounds like socialism to me," to borrow a phrase.


Just another fake "bootstrapper" Republican. What a shocker.


Meanwhile, we all have to endure the indignity of Palin turning the campaign for the Vice Presidency into some kind of FOX reality TV makeover show, where they take some ridiculously not-ready-for-prime-time pol and dress her up, push her out on the stage, and see if they can turn her into a VP in 10 weeks.


What the f^ck, right? It's just being second in line to the nuclear launch codes. No big thing. We could even do a whole co-promotional deal with moose sandwiches at Subway.


Thanks, Republicans. You sure do love our country n' stuff and goodluck to you in your newly minted 4th party gadfly status starting in 2009.
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Posted by: DrainYou | November 1, 2008 7:07 PM

What a total idiot this lady is. Who cares about experience, honestly. 1000 years in an executive role wouldn't do this dummy any good. The problem wasn't her taking the call, or even being initially fooled. That could happen to anyone. But letting it go on for fully five minutes and never once suspecting that it was a prank really shows you what a dope Sarah Palin is. She's just so full of herself that she probably thinks "of course the French president would call me up just to compliment me and ask to go hunting with me." Honest to God, I feel sorry for Alaska that they have to deal with this chump. Stupid stupid stupid.

Posted by: jhoratio | November 1, 2008 7:01 PM

sounds like she was a good sport.

Posted by: JakeD | November 1, 2008 6:27 PM

Doesn't her staff have caller ID?

Doesn't she know the names of Canada's leaders?

This is in papers worldwide.

She can now say she can see Russia and has talked to Canada for sure. You betcha.

Posted by: DOlivervelez | November 1, 2008 6:25 PM

HAHAHA!!!

Posted by: DrainYou | November 1, 2008 6:20 PM

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