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Sarah Palin Pranked by Sarkozy Impersonator

UPDATED, 11:07 P.M.
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.

The fake Sarkozy buttered Palin up by telling her he hoped she would 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.

You can hear the entire prank call here.

Later, Palin spokeswoman Tracey Schmitt acknowledged the prank, telling us via email, "Governor Palin received a phone call on Saturday from a French Canadian talk show host claiming to be French President Nicholas Sarkozy. 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."

She laughed it off, saying, "C'est la vie."

At one point, the phony Sarkozy asks Palin if Joe the Plumber is her husband. "That's not my husband," Palin says, "he just works hard and doesn't want the government to take his money."

As a story on the Canadian news channel CTV.ca explains, the pranksters are two Quebec comedians who crank call famous politicians and celebrities for a living. (Politico's Ben Smith was among the first to pick up on reports from The Canadian Press.)

"Oh my God, seriously, it's probably the biggest we've ever done," Marc-Antoine Audette, a member of comedy duo The Masked Avengers, told CTV.ca.

The Sleuth pities the poor staffer who put Gov. Palin on the phone with the pranksters.

A full transcript of the crank call, provided by CTV, is available after the jump.

HANDLER: This is Betsy.

RADIO HOST: Hello, Betsy.

HANDLER: Hi

RADIO HOST: Hi, this is (French name), I am with president Sarkozy, on the line for Gov. Palin

HANDLER: Yes, one second please. Can you hold on one second, please?

RADIO HOST: Yeah, no problem.

HANDLER: Alright, thanks.

HANDLER 2: Hi, I'm gonna hand the phone over to her.

RADIO HOST: OK, thank you very much, I'm gonna put the president on the line

GOV. SARAH PALIN: This is Sarah.

RADIO HOST: Uh yeah, Gov. Palin?

GOV. PALIN: Hello.

RADIO HOST: Just hold on for President Sarkozy, one moment.

GOV. PALIN: Oh, it's not him yet. I always do that.

FAKE SARKOZY: Yes, hello, Gov. Palin.

GOV. PALIN: I'll just have people hand it to me right when it's him.

FAKE SARKOZY: Yes, hello, Mrs. Governor?

GOV. PALIN: Hello, this is Sarah. How are you?

FAKE SARKOZY: Fine, and you? This is Nikolas Sarkozy speaking. How are you?

GOV. PALIN: Oh, so good, it's so good to hear you. Thank you for calling us.

FAKE SARKOZY: Oh, it's a pleasure.

GOV. PALIN: Thank you sir. We have such great respect for you, John McCain and I. We love you, and thank you for taking a few minutes to talk to me.

FAKE SARKOZY: I followed your campaigns very closely with my special American advisor, Jean, the other day.

GOV. PALIN: Yes, good.

FAKE SARKOZY: Excellent, are you confident?

GOV. PALIN: Very confident, and we're thankful that polls are showing that the race is tightening.

FAKE SARKOZY: Well, I know very well that the campaign can be exhausting. How do you feel right now, my dear?

GOV. PALIN: I feel so good, I feel like we're in a marathon and at the very end of the marathon you get your second wind and you plow through the finish.

FAKE SARKOZY: You see, I got elected in France because I'm real, and you seem to be someone who's real as well.

GOV. PALIN: Yes, Nikolas we so appreciate this opportunity.

FAKE SARKOZY: You know, I see you as a president one day too.

GOV. PALIN: Haha, maybe in eight years.

FAKE SARKOZY: Well, I hope for you, you know we have a lot on common because personally, one of my favorite activities is to hunt, too.

GOV. PALIN: Oh, very good, we should go hunting together.

FAKE SARKOZY: Exactly, we could go try hunting by helicopter like you did. I never did that. Like we say in France, (says long French-sounding phrase).

GOV. PALIN: Well, 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.

FAKE SARKOZY: I just love killing those animals, mm mm, taking away life, that is so fun. I would really love to go as long as we don't bring vice president Cheney, haha.

GOV. PALIN: No, I'll be a careful shot, yes.

FAKE SARKOZY: Yes, you know we have a lot in common because from my house I can see Belgium. That's kind of less interesting than you.

GOV. PALIN: Well, see, we're right next door to other countries that we all need to be working with, yes.

FAKE SARKOZY: Some people said in the last days, and I thought that was mean, that you weren't experienced enough in foreign relations and you know, that's completely false. That's what I said to my great friend, Prime Minister of Canada, (says French-sounding name).

GOV. PALIN: Well, you know, he's doing fine too, when you come into a position underestimated, it gives you an opportunity to prove the pundits and the critics wrong. You work that much harder.

FAKE SARKOZY: I was wondering, because you are so next to him, one of my good friends the PM of Quebec, Mr. Richard Serroi. Have you met him recently? Has he come to one of your rallies?

GOV. PALIN: I haven't seen him at one of the rallies, but it's been great working with the Canadian officials in my role as governor. We have a great cooperative effort there, as we work on all of our resource development projects. You know, I look forward to working with you and getting to meet you personally and your beautiful wife, oh my goodness; you've added a lot of energy to your country with that beautiful family of yours.

FAKE SARKOZY: Thank you very much, you know my wife Carla would love to meet you. You know, even though she was a bit jealous that I was supposed to speak to you today.

GOV. PALIN: Well give her a big hug for me.

FAKE SARKOZY: You know my wife if is a singer and a former hot top model. And she's so hot in bed, she even wrote a song for you.

GOV. PALIN: Oh my goodness, I didn't know that.

FAKE SARKOZY: Yes, in French it's called Rouge Alleve Serre Caution, or if you prefer in English "Joe the Plumber it is Life, Joe the Plumber".

GOV. PALIN: Maybe she understands the some of the unfair criticism, but I bet you she's such a hard worker too and she realizes you just plough through that criticism.

FAKE SARKOZY: I just want to be sure, I don't quite understand the phenomenon Joe the Plumber, that's not your husband, right?

GOV. PALIN: That's not my husband, but he's a normal American who just works hard and doesn't want government to take his money.

FAKE SARKOZY: Yes, yes, I understand. We have the equivalent of Joe the Plumber in France, it's called "Marselle the Guy with Bread Under his Armpit". Oui.

GOV. PALIN: Right, that's what it's all about, the middle class and government needing to work for them. You're a very good example for us here.

FAKE SARKOZY: I seen a bit, but NBC, even Fox News wasn't an ally, an ally, sorry about as much as usual.

GOV. PALIN: Yes, that's what we're up against.

FAKE SARKOZY: I must say, Gov. Palin, I love the documentary they made on your life - you know, Hustler's "Nailin' Palin".

GOV. PALIN: Oh good, thank you.

FAKE SARKOZY: That was really edgy.

GOV. PALIN: Well good.

FAKE SARKOZY: I really loved you. And I must say something else so governor, you've been pranked by the Masked Avengers, we're two comedians from Montreal.

GOV. PALIN: Oh, [sic] we've been pranked. What radio station is this?

FAKE SARKOZY: This is for CKOY in Montreal.

GOV. PALIN: In Montreal? tell me there radio station call letters.

FAKE SARKOZY: CK... Hello? If one voice can change the world for Obama, one Viagra can change the world for McCain.

PALIN AID: I'm sorry, I have to let you go, thank you.

FAKE SARKOZY: Yay! Woohoo!

By Mary Ann Akers  |  November 1, 2008; 5:03 PM ET
 
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Goodness sakes. Don't you think they wanted to get a personal idea of what this country is dealing with for choices of tickets? It makes me wonder if, for foreigners paying attention to our political process here, they were trying to really experience what they have seen Americans here experiencing from Palin and McCain's choice of her on the ticket of all potential Governors and Mayors, male or female. It is embarrassing for the fact that plenty of us take this seriously, and to think that McCain wasn't as serious as a good portion of us considering the circumstances. It's embarrassing for these Canadians to be able to penetrate Palin protection and bring exposure. For saving SOME integrity of this country, I'd have preferred Palin not have been exposed that way, but simply kept out of the White House like we're attempting to do en masse to McCain, the both of them. Still, that is embarrassing, but I wonder of their exact motives. Simply pranking political figures? That's all? I've never heard of that before.

Posted by: Obama2008 | November 1, 2008 6:29 PM | Report abuse

Oh my goodness, this is hilarious.

It will be funnier Wed if all the polls are right and Obama is the next president. GO Obama!

Posted by: maggieww | November 1, 2008 6:30 PM | Report abuse

Palin actually bought it. LOL I mean, really, with statements like, "I can see Belgium from my house," and "my wife wrote a song for you." Too funny.

Obama/Biden '08

Posted by: ziadora | November 1, 2008 6:40 PM | Report abuse

Not mentioned in the article are the celebs these guys have 'pranked', including Sarkosy himself,former french President Chirac, Mick Jagger, Britney Spears, Paris Hilton, even Bill Gates. these guys are good. Still, she should've at least known Canada's Prime Minister...and that 'Nailin Pailin' line was too much...

Posted by: Torontotoad | November 1, 2008 6:42 PM | Report abuse

I love the accent btw!

Posted by: Obama2008 | November 1, 2008 6:43 PM | Report abuse

Obama2008, if you haven't heard of pranks in politics, I suggest you read Mo Udall's "Too Funny to be President"

One of the many pranks played in the '70s was staging a group of pregnant carrying Nixon campaign signs saying "Nixon's the One!"

...

Posted by: Wilbrod_Gnome | November 1, 2008 6:45 PM | Report abuse

Wilbrod_Gnome:

I'll definitely do that. Thank you.

Posted by: Obama2008 | November 1, 2008 6:49 PM | Report abuse

I am Canadian, these guys have done it to Chirac and the Queen. I am not one bit surprised that they can get through to Palin. Remember she is just the VP candidate. If these guys can get through to the Queen and Chirac, both heads of State getting through to a prospective VP should be fairly easy. You don't have nearly as many procedures to go through as patching through to someone like the Queen or a setting French President.

Posted by: bismarck88 | November 1, 2008 6:55 PM | Report abuse

Gee, making an ass out of Sarah Stalin is not exactly hard work, is it?

Posted by: raycrossley | November 1, 2008 6:56 PM | Report abuse

That is just Palin embarrassing!

Get it?

Honk! Honk!

Get it?

Honk!

Posted by: walker1 | November 1, 2008 6:57 PM | Report abuse

My goodness. Sarah the barracuda. How can you be ready to run the country? I wonder who will call next, "Osama Bin Laden"?

Posted by: kenny4 | November 1, 2008 7:04 PM | Report abuse

Neither Palin nor her staff are ready for the big time. There were so many clues that this was a bogus call, it is not funny. What a joke!

Posted by: EarlC | November 1, 2008 7:18 PM | Report abuse

Embarrassing? A little editorializing there, Mary. If anything Plain comes off as likable and sympathetic.

Posted by: johnyt1977 | November 1, 2008 7:20 PM | Report abuse

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 7:25 PM | Report abuse

Likable and sympathetic? Maybe if she wasn't such a hater. After all of her baiting on the campaign trail, she's lost likable and sympathetic long ago. All she seems is stupid.

Posted by: diane3 | November 1, 2008 7:25 PM | Report abuse

Nailin Pailin, part II- will the saga ever end?

Posted by: j_observer | November 1, 2008 7:32 PM | Report abuse

What kind of handlers do Palin have?
Don't these people know anything? How is it possible that her handlers allowed her to be put in that position? Is this the experience that we can expect from Palin and her team? How is it possible with all that foreign policy tutoring Palin and her staff don't know the protocols of receiving a call from a foreign president?
How sad. Not only is Palin unfit, so is her staff. How pathetic!

Posted by: sbundley | November 1, 2008 7:32 PM | Report abuse

Wow, great news cycle for McCain. A public Cheney endorsement and now this..

Posted by: CohtR | November 1, 2008 7:38 PM | Report abuse

I thought Sarkozy always used a translator. Wasn't there a little bit of controversy that his English was not has good as most French leaders? There were other numerous hints that this was a joke.

But what really amazed me was how giggly Gov. Palin was during the interview. It just seemed unprofessional. This was not a supporter or part of the campaign stump but a supposed call with a foreign Head of State and Palin was all giggles. I just would expect something better and more serious.

Posted by: ChesapeakeBeach | November 1, 2008 7:39 PM | Report abuse

FAKE SARKOZY: Yes, in French it's called Rouge Alleve Serre Caution, or if you prefer in English "Joe the Plumber it is Life, Joe the Plumber".
_____________________

Actually what Fake Sarkozy said" Rouge à lèvres sur un cochon" which translate into English as "Lipstick on a Pig".

Funny stuff.

Posted by: gmail | November 1, 2008 7:45 PM | Report abuse

I despise Palin and she's a dingbat, but I just find this in poor taste and it will cause needless recriminations for some poor staffer. This is not funny.

Posted by: davidscott1 | November 1, 2008 7:46 PM | Report abuse

LOL. The comedian identifies French singer and actor Johnny Hallyday as his special adviser to the U.S., singer Stef Carse as Canada’s prime minister and Quebec comedian and radio host Richard Z. Sirois as the provincial premier. And Sarah Palin doesn't have a clue.

Posted by: ziadora | November 1, 2008 7:48 PM | Report abuse

FAKE SARKOZY: Yes, in French it's called Rouge Alleve Serre Caution, or if you prefer in English "Joe the Plumber it is Life, Joe the Plumber".
__________

"Rouge Alleve Serre Caution". actually what FAKE SARKOZY said was "Rouge A Levre Sur un Cochon" which translates into English as....
"LIPSTICK ON A PIG"

Posted by: gmail | November 1, 2008 7:50 PM | Report abuse

Quebec as a Province do not have a Prime Minister. Canada, as a country on the other hand have a Prime Minister.

and Johnny Halliday is a French singer and actor

Posted by: gmail | November 1, 2008 7:53 PM | Report abuse

This prank call could be seen as another instance of why the McCain campaign wanted to limit the media's access to Palin. After all, McCain did say earlier that he'd only let the media talk to Palin if it was in the campaign's best interest.

You can find out more about Palin's hot and cold relationship with the media if you visit The Daily Source's exclusive page on Palin. The page has over a hundred videos on the VP hopeful, including interviews she's done. Just go to www.dailysource.org/palinvideos.

Posted by: ds2oo81 | November 1, 2008 7:59 PM | Report abuse

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 8:00 PM | Report abuse

The motive of these pranksters are just about having fun and a laugh. In Canada, we are very easygoing and so are most of our celebrities and politicians...several tv shows mock and make light of politics here and most times, the politicians play along and really never get offended.

Look at the Rick Mercer Show. Perfect example.

I thought this was hilarious and very telling about Palin...she did not even catch on when the prankster mentions her "movie" Nailin Palin (pornography spoof) and the "prime minister" of Quebec...nice foreign relations skills.

Ha.

Posted by: Elefteria | November 1, 2008 8:00 PM | Report abuse

FAKE SARKOZY: I followed your campaigns very closely with my special American advisor, Jean, the other day.
------------------------
Actually, he says "I followed your campaigns very closely with my special American advisor, Johnny Hallyday, you know?"

[Hallyday was a French Elvis]

Posted by: MarcelProust | November 1, 2008 8:09 PM | Report abuse

Actually, the radio host refers to his American advisor as "Johnny Hallyday" (not "Jean," as it is in this transcript). Hallyday is a major French pop icon...would have been the first clue to someone who followed French culture that something was not quite right with this call!

Posted by: DCist0305 | November 1, 2008 8:15 PM | Report abuse

Sarkozy Prime Minister of Quebec? Even as dense as I can be at times, I don't think that would have passed my notice. For those of you defending her, she is fair game as she is in the public arena.

Posted by: liska33 | November 1, 2008 8:22 PM | Report abuse

Listening to Sarah, I fear that both of her neurons have atrophied. Most intelligent 6th graders would have performed better. It will be great when we no longer have to put up with her blather.

Posted by: DoctorB | November 1, 2008 8:37 PM | Report abuse

McCain's been scrambling franticly trying find a copy of Nalin Palin to buy.

Poor frustrated old man, he will be so disappointed when he learns the truth.

Posted by: DrWho2 | November 1, 2008 8:46 PM | Report abuse

Ummh...it was "une cochonne" in the song's title, which makes it a not very nice,umm, "pig" at that. But, then, maybe a Palin adviser produced the transcript...

Posted by: unegentillefille | November 1, 2008 8:57 PM | Report abuse

The "long french-sounding phrase" is "on pourrait tuer des bébé phoques," or, "we could kill baby seals."

Posted by: jhensonpogue | November 1, 2008 8:58 PM | Report abuse

"FAKE SARKOZY: You know my wife if is a singer and a former hot top model. And she's so hot in bed, she even wrote a song for you.

GOV. PALIN: Oh my goodness, I didn't know that.

FAKE SARKOZY: Yes, in French it's called Rouge Alleve Serre Caution, or if you prefer in English "Joe the Plumber it is Life, Joe the Plumber".

GOV. PALIN: Maybe she understands the some of the unfair criticism, but I bet you she's such a hard worker too and she realizes you just plough through that criticism."

Oh. My. God. What an unfortunate choice of words, LOL.

Sarah Palin couldn't have sounded any stupider if she tried. And doesn't her phone have caller ID?

Posted by: ccatmoon | November 1, 2008 9:07 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: xpurgation | November 1, 2008 9:09 PM | Report abuse

Just great... the US should send her negotiate peace in the middle east...

Posted by: lmcq | November 1, 2008 9:14 PM | Report abuse

one more reason to vote for Obama

Posted by: newageblues | November 1, 2008 9:16 PM | Report abuse

No sympathy. 6 minutes call. There were loads of clues for her to figure out that it was a prank. Too bad they cut the call off. They could have gotten more out of her. It seemed that she was never going to figure out it was a prank.

Posted by: vkarthik | November 1, 2008 9:22 PM | Report abuse

Spread the words... McCain supporters - election is just started. ignore the mainstream media polls and the Obama's paid bloggers. They are used to demoralize and suppress your vote. The race is getting tighter. GO OUT AND VOTE! Hillary supporters for McCain/Palin!!

Posted by: mdem4mccain | November 1, 2008 9:34 PM | Report abuse

Rouge Alleve Serre Caution". actually what FAKE SARKOZY said was "Rouge A Levre Sur un Cochon" which translates into English as....
"LIPSTICK ON A PIG"

Posted by: gmail | November 1, 2008 7:50 PM


LOL I Love it !

Posted by: DrWho2 | November 1, 2008 9:39 PM | Report abuse

The French phrase is:

"As we say in French, On pourrait tuer un bebe phoque aussi."

"We could kill a baby seal too."

Posted by: evesinaiko | November 1, 2008 9:40 PM | Report abuse


In fairness, I believe there is a First Amendment issue here from our Alaskan neighbors, that is, the Canadians, who would seek to put our American officials in the worst light. Maybe if they had the freedom of this great land, their neighbor to the West, built by real Americans, without the onerous taxation objected to by Joe the Plumber, that they would understand that the McCain-Palin presidency means free speech cannot drag down public officials because of the First Amendment that we are all so thankful for. But if the Obama campaign is palling around with pranksters who do not love and revere our country as we do, if they think they must mock us because of the jealousy they feel because of the lower taxes we are paying in this great land, they should be rejected as violators of the First Amendment that is loved by this great country. And, yes, Sarah's head is a box of rocks, but she is the glue holding together the ideology of the stupidest people on this planet.

Posted by: bumper9949 | November 1, 2008 9:43 PM | Report abuse

Guess you could say she's been a victim of identity theft in a way. Here's a story of an identity theft gone wrong that might amuse you. See

http://writingfrontier.com/2008/10/14/identify-theft/

Posted by: writingfrontier | November 1, 2008 9:52 PM | Report abuse

So is this pretty much how her conversations went during her visit to the U.N.?

Posted by: CarolBG | November 1, 2008 9:52 PM | Report abuse

awesome

Posted by: jrak1 | November 1, 2008 9:52 PM | Report abuse

We have just the same freedoms here in Canada as you have in the United States. We also retain the ability to laugh at good prank. As an aside, we have just finished an election here and somehow managed to do it without the acrimony and name-calling that has been so widespread down south. We do have a great appreciation for our neighbors and wish you well on Tuesday and the days to come.

Posted by: stemcl55 | November 1, 2008 9:58 PM | Report abuse

I wonder if this caller would consider ringing up Sen Obama with the same game. This is so typically no-brain democrat-hack style prank, I can't vote for Senator Obama, although I had wanted to. I can't imagine anything worse than such a bunch of goons getting the run of the whitehouse. I'm voting for Ralph Nader. I would have voted for Obama until I see evidence of such sick jokes. You haven't proven anything, only that you don't make fun of your own people.

Posted by: coya | November 1, 2008 9:58 PM | Report abuse

Sarah is smart and classy. She will be the first woman President of the United States of America.


Spread the words... McCain supporters - election is just started. ignore the mainstream media polls and the Obama's paid bloggers. They are used to demoralize and suppress your vote. The race is getting tighter. GO OUT AND VOTE! Hillary supporters for McCain/Palin!!

Posted by: mdem4mccain | November 1, 2008 9:59 PM | Report abuse

this is so typical of democrat style politics, it is why I can't vote for Senator Obama. I wonder if the 'prangster' rang up Senator Obama to play his little joke. I was planning to vote for him until I realized that hacks like you would be effectively running the whitehouse. I'm voting for Ralph Nader.

Posted by: coya | November 1, 2008 10:01 PM | Report abuse

When Obama’s church was selling videos of the racist, vulgar, blasphemy spouted from the pulpit by his close personal pastor and “spiritual advisor” how is it that Obama didn’t buy one and watch it. If a civic cat dies under the church floor the members know about it without seeing the body. The members of typical church of any denomination talk about spirited sermons. Obama and Michelle claim they never heard the talk.
One disgusting display which constitutes child abuse by this racist was when the Rev. was shown clearly on the video making pumping motions simulating while talking about the sex President Clinton was having with Monica Lewinsky. Children no doubt were present.
Sen. and Mrs. Obama are not Mr. and Mrs. Magoo. They knew all about these rants and choose to stay on.
The removal of his flag pin just after 9/11 was in concert with the rant the following sunday that it was “the chickens coming home to roost” How could Obama wear an American Flag in his Anti-American church. He couldn’t. How could he put his hand on his heart for the Star Spangled Banner. He wouldn’t.
Michelle Obama twice told the truth when stating that for the first time in her adult life she was really proud of this country.
The Rev. told Obama he knew the Jewish vote would melt like a “snowball in hell” if they knew he and the man who said Jews had a “gutter religion” and who receive an award from the church traveled together to visit the jew hater Gadaffi. This was not spiritual but political advise that Obama claims he never got fromthe Rev.
Quit the Church or Resign from the Senate and quit the campaign. The Rev. has retired to use as an Obama excuse. The Rev. will be back the day Obama is elected POTUS. His rants will come from the Rose Garden.

Posted by: mharwick | November 1, 2008 10:01 PM | Report abuse

It's a story like this that makes me wonder if Sarah Palin is helping or hurting John McCain's campaign. Never a dull moment with this politician! Want to find out more about Sarah Palin? I have a great site to recommend.

http://dailysource.org/palin

It has in-depth links to hundreds of articles about Palin including many from newspapers and TV stations in Alaska. It has lots of rare footage, including her telling the ‘08 convention of the Alaskan Independence Party, whose aim is to give Alaska a vote on seceding from the U.S., to “keep up the good work” - and her complaining four months ago that Hillary Clinton was whining about “sexist” media coverage.

The site is non-partisan and its’ editors and volunteers include an Emmy-award winning CNN reporter, the former operating editor of the Christian Science Monitor’s web site, the former head of NPRs News Blog and the Executive Director of the Online News Association -

http://dailysource.org/about/team

They have compiled an amazing amount of info on Palin. I recommend reading it.

Posted by: timahovan | November 1, 2008 10:03 PM | Report abuse

Can't ask too much from a simple minded cheerleader...

Posted by: lmcq | November 1, 2008 10:06 PM | Report abuse

YOU ARE EMBARRASSMENT AKERS FOR REPORTING THIS GARBAGE. THIS IS NOT NEWS. THIS IS WHY THE WASHINGTON POST IS LOSING SO MUCH MONEY...

WANT TO KNOW WHAT'S EMBARRASSING...obama's illegal immigrant aunt living in Boston. Why don't you write about that?

Posted by: jim000122 | November 1, 2008 10:09 PM | Report abuse

Clueless, classless... Priceless!

Posted by: AverageJane | November 1, 2008 10:10 PM | Report abuse

This is really funny.. until you think about the consequences if Palin is president and has the power over the American nuclear arsenal... what if someone pulls a prank on her then???

There should be an amendment to the US constitution that the president and vice president must have at least some sort of education. Maybe there should be at least a test about who is president/prime minister of our immediate neighbors and some general questions about history and geography.

Vivifiant, Ohio

Posted by: vivifiant | November 1, 2008 10:13 PM | Report abuse

The transcript is hilarious. Palin, again, comes through as fake and airheaded. What an embarassment.

Posted by: Renu1 | November 1, 2008 10:23 PM | Report abuse

Good point, Coya -- a vote for Obama will result in a bunch of mean Canadian dj's running the White House. Er, "whitehouse." Are you smart enough to figure out how to get to your polling place?

Posted by: mike8 | November 1, 2008 10:27 PM | Report abuse

SLEUTH...do your homework, this was a HOAX! it's already been disproven that it was audio tape spliced together.
Of course we won't see that headline of the TRUTH on Washpost!!!

Shame on you!

Posted by: blevins20061 | November 1, 2008 10:27 PM | Report abuse

I am disappointed with American Election...
I fear O'bama will not win in next 100 years, this country is still divided along racial lines and its difficult for a black man to win, even in such a good year for Democrats. It would have been great if they had choose Hillary as their nominee.

I am sorry O'bama will not win.

Posted by: smart_sha | November 1, 2008 10:31 PM | Report abuse

This is not newsworthy. Why doesn't someone try to pull a prank on Biden??? Because he has been put in hiding.

This is garbage reporting from a newspaper that is in the tank for obama. 2008...the year journalism died.

Posted by: jim000122 | November 1, 2008 10:37 PM | Report abuse

Listen to the call at this link. It sures sounds real to me.

http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/story.html?id=a118eeeb-715a-461e-93b5-a9f12df0e4c2

Posted by: DrWho2 | November 1, 2008 10:38 PM | Report abuse

Mary Ann Akers blog is embarrassing. This is journalism?

Posted by: jim000122 | November 1, 2008 10:39 PM | Report abuse

The names of the pranksters are "les justiciers masqués", they are well known in the french canadian province of Québec to prank call just about anyone. Whoever said that this is an Obama clan tactic clearly doesn't have any kind of non-US culture.

I find it completely stupid that a well known news paper couldn't even find a translator that would tell you what the "french sounding phrases", even I, a 21 year old could tell you for free.

"Or as we say in french: on pourrait tuer des bébés phoques aussi". Or as we say, we could kill baby seals as well.

And "she wrote a song for you, it's called mettre du rouge à lèvre sur une cochonne".

It could mean put lipstick on a pig, cuz "cochonne" is a female pig, but cochonne is used to describe a horny and ever so nasty female, also known as a Sl@t.

You're welcome, go vote on 4th of October. The world will keep thinking you people are dumb if you don't.

Posted by: guillaumecharette3 | November 1, 2008 10:40 PM | Report abuse

The tape does not sound spliced together to me. Me thinks we are being fed more bs.

http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/story.html?id=a118eeeb-715a-461e-93b5-a9f12df0e4c2

Posted by: DrWho2 | November 1, 2008 10:48 PM | Report abuse

The 4th of November might work, too.

Posted by: mike8 | November 1, 2008 10:50 PM | Report abuse

No hoax

Posted by: lmcq | November 1, 2008 10:53 PM | Report abuse

The 4th of November might work, too.

Posted by: mike8 | November 1, 2008 10:50 PM

Only if we elect McCain / Palin

Posted by: DrWho2 | November 1, 2008 10:54 PM | Report abuse

"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.

From AP 2 minutes ago

She admits it. No hoax.

Posted by: DrWho2 | November 1, 2008 10:58 PM | Report abuse

What is shocking is that Gov Palin does know the geography of her own state. Most of Alaska borders the Yukon Territory. Only the southermost area of Alaska touches British Columbia and she can't remember the name of the Premier nor the location of the Capitol (Victoria). Its shameful; this joke exposes the shallowness of the person she is and totally unprepared.

Lets hope that she is sent back to Alaska, and that voices of reason inhabit Washington for at least 4 years.

Go Obama

Posted by: akousen | November 1, 2008 10:58 PM | Report abuse

Sorry blevins20061 and the other right-wing thickos here, but Palin's own people confirm that she was a stooge:

http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/1108/Palin_responds_to_spoof_Cest_la_vie_.html?showall

Posted by: ryanvb | November 1, 2008 10:58 PM | Report abuse

Perhaps the scariest aspect of this hoax is that Sarah Palin's so swept up by delusions of grandeur that she seriously believes the President of France would phone her at all.

Her aide who put the call through will doubtless be losing her job soon, although that would probably happen anyway, assuming that Obama-Biden win Tuesday.

I also wonder whether SNL got word of this hoax in time to incorporate a reference to it in tonight's show. Probably to late for the cold open, but at least on Weekend Update (how I wish Amy were still there).

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | November 1, 2008 11:00 PM | Report abuse

Sorry blevins20061 and the other right-wing thickos here, but Palin's own people confirm that she was a stooge:

Do they do anything But lie? I guess it's their role models. Very sad.

Posted by: DrWho2 | November 1, 2008 11:03 PM | Report abuse

OMG..Hilarious! First time I laughed out loud today!!

Vote people!!
Obama/Biden

Posted by: Flabbergasted1 | November 1, 2008 11:06 PM | Report abuse

It is true.I feel very sorry for the American people.Iam not from your country.
To have someone like that running for your VP must be very embarrassing.

Posted by: moseyon | November 1, 2008 11:09 PM | Report abuse

If only they'd done this to Bush in 2000.

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | November 1, 2008 11:09 PM | Report abuse

I had to laugh reading Ben Smith's comment on his blog at politico.com: "It's unclear whether she suspected it was a prank as the call grew increasingly absurd."
It seemed very clear to me that the governor was clueless until the very end. A heartbeat away? Thanks but no thanks. OMG, scary.

Posted by: bdunn1 | November 1, 2008 11:12 PM | Report abuse

You know the most revealing part? Right at the beginning, when Palin is chagrined at not being able to manipulate Sarkozy coming on the line first. It certainly suggest some weird dominance fetish. The rest of it is so funny...I mean so funny

Posted by: otter357 | November 1, 2008 11:13 PM | Report abuse

It's 3 am in the morning and Sarah get's a phone call......... Happy Halloween! Very Scary Indeed!!!!


Obama/Biden 2008

Posted by: DrWho2 | November 1, 2008 11:15 PM | Report abuse

otter357
You know the most revealing part? Right at the beginning, when Palin is chagrined at not being able to manipulate Sarkozy coming on the line first.

otter, you're so right, that's a brilliant observation. Palin's behavior at that point speaks volumes about her unjustifiably swelled head.

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | November 1, 2008 11:18 PM | Report abuse

Nosy_Parker:

Um, they did.

http://dewit.ca/archs/poutine/index.html

I just can't believe she didn't know the name of Canada's PM. She's only trying to run a pipeline through Alberta for goodness' sake....

Posted by: Chasmosaur1 | November 1, 2008 11:20 PM | Report abuse

One more point: Alaskans, please elect Mark Begich to replace Sen. Ted Stevens on Tuesday. Otherwise, if "Uncle Ted" gets reelected, then steps down or is expelled from the Senate, Governor Palin can appoint herself to his seat (until the required special election). Don't give her this leverage to further her power-madness.

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | November 1, 2008 11:21 PM | Report abuse

Bon soir, bonne amie Chasmo! Merci beaucoup.

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | November 1, 2008 11:24 PM | Report abuse

Wingnuts will lie about anything, like the audio tape being spliced. Just say stuff with no basis in fact.
No excuses, back under your rocks now.

Posted by: bdunn1 | November 1, 2008 11:24 PM | Report abuse

I am not a fan of Sarah Palin but this was mean. However, I am horrified about how she spoke to whom she thought was president of a country.

Did anyone notice how she even said "hello" with a flirtatious tone? She repeated it twice. Is this how she would greet heads of states? What was that "we love you" all about? This is beyond embarrasing. For years women have been trying to be taken seriously in workplace and reach higher office and I find it appalling that the VP candidate of our country is behaving this way. Such a role model!

Sarkozy imposter kept referring to her as Governor but she called him by his first name. She has never met Sarkozy and he is afterall president of a country! She has no clue.

Shame on you Senator McCain.

Posted by: Sally6 | November 1, 2008 11:46 PM | Report abuse

This is awful...She is absolutely clueless and useless...

The whole world is laughing at us not with us! This should stop next Tuesday night when we elect Obama and begin the process of regaining our diginity and self respect in the world community...Talk about a November surprise...This is it folks...It doesn't get any worst than this! Time for a change...Vote Obama/Biden to restore America's dignity and standing in the world community...

Posted by: citystreet | November 1, 2008 11:49 PM | Report abuse

Did anyone notice how she even said "hello" with a flirtatious tone?
Posted by: Sally6

That was going to be my next comment, but you beat me to it. Flirtatious?? It sounded like she was ready to ... him right there and then. I see now why John McCain thought she was qualified after meeting her just once. I don't think it was her grasp of foreign 'affairs'. Wink

Posted by: DrWho2 | November 1, 2008 11:53 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: DrWho2

I guess I was trying to be kind. I agree she sounded like a character that might be in that "documentry" Nallin Palin.

Posted by: Sally6 | November 2, 2008 12:05 AM | Report abuse

The prankster mentioned hunting from a helicopter. Check out how "fun" this is, especially for the wolves:

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

Posted by: Shelbysez | November 2, 2008 12:06 AM | Report abuse

The prankster mentioned hunting from a helicopter. Check out how "fun" this is, especially for the wolves:

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

Posted by: Shelbysez | November 2, 2008 12:06 AM | Report abuse

Did anyone notice she did not have a clue who the Canadian Prime Minister was? It is not Steph Carse. It is Harper. All she did was gush like a school girl. She is so naive. Is that how she will talk to heads of state? This is worse than the Couric interview. No wonder all the Republicans are lining up to speak out against her.

Posted by: LW22 | November 2, 2008 12:11 AM | Report abuse

Even a moron knows the first rule in international diplomacy is never interfere with the democratic process of another country; thus a head of state would never call on a candidate on the campaign trail. Yet this never occurred to Palin and her staff. So like a giggling school girl, Palin carried on a ridiculous six minute telephone conversation with the comedian.

And I do mean ridiculous: she didn’t know the Canadian Prime Minister is Stephen Harper and not Stef Carse [he’s a singer] and that the premier of Quebec is Jean Charest; she didn’t catch the condemnation of her support of wolf helicopter hunting; she didn’t realize she was being mocked for her foreign policy by proximity to Russian claim; and she didn’t realize her Joe the Plumber icon was being scorned.

Palin's a national disgrace...the republicans need to give her a one-way ticket home.

Posted by: jandcgall1 | November 2, 2008 12:36 AM | Report abuse

Just more proof of what a dim, gullible inbicile Sarah Palin truly is.
Shameful, actually.

OBAMA/BIDEN 2008!!!

Posted by: Gary12 | November 2, 2008 12:51 AM | Report abuse

How many more signs do we need?
This country has contracted MASS INSANITY

Not ONE McCain supporter will change their vote. They can't bring themselves to admit "Maybe I have been wrong"

They have the same disorder as drug addicts, only to corruption and stupidity

Posted by: TruthWalksOnWater | November 2, 2008 1:17 AM | Report abuse

How many more signs do we need?
This country has contracted MASS INSANITY

Not ONE McCain supporter will change their vote. They can't bring themselves to admit "Maybe I have been wrong"

They have the same disorder as drug addicts, only to corruption and stupidity

Posted by: TruthWalksOnWater | November 2, 2008 1:17 AM | Report abuse

I can forgive her for falling for this initially...but she REALLY should have caught on sooner. I mean, these pranksters were just going down the laundry list of Palin monologue references.

After listening to the recording, I'm inclined to think she didn't understand half of what was being said and was just kind of faking her way through the phone call. In some ways, that's worse...particularly if she genuinely believed she was talking to a foreign leader.

Posted by: ComfortablyDumb | November 2, 2008 1:17 AM | Report abuse

Please note this correction:


FAKE SARKOZY: I followed your campaigns very closely with my special American advisor, Jean, the other day.

"Jean the other day" should be "Johnny Halladay," who is a famous French rock singer (esp in the 70's).

Posted by: cvasey | November 2, 2008 1:30 AM | Report abuse

I'm a Canadian but I'm finding this spectacle the most interesting election since the Bush-Gore hangman's chad affair. This time an aging Republican Senator is dragging around a couple of village idiots called "Joe the Plumber" and "Bible Spice" in the final week of his campaign while touting that he has more experience and better judgment than his opponent. Makes for great reality television. The embarrassing part is that it is still so close?
I wish you guys would come up here and run our elections.

Posted by: Tradlog2 | November 2, 2008 1:30 AM | Report abuse

I'm a Canadian but I'm finding this spectacle the most interesting election since the Bush-Gore hangman's chad affair. This time an aging Republican Senator is dragging around a couple of village idiots called "Joe the Plumber" and "Bible Spice" in the final week of his campaign while touting that he has more experience and better judgment than his opponent. Makes for great reality television. The embarrassing part is that it is still so close?
I wish you guys would come up here and run our elections.

Posted by: Tradlog2 | November 2, 2008 1:30 AM | Report abuse

I'm a Canadian but I'm finding this spectacle the most interesting election since the Bush-Gore hangman's chad affair. This time an aging Republican Senator is dragging around a couple of village idiots called "Joe the Plumber" and "Bible Spice" in the final week of his campaign while touting that he has more experience and better judgment than his opponent. Makes for great reality television. The embarrassing part is that it is still so close?
I wish you guys would come up here and run our elections.

Posted by: Tradlog2 | November 2, 2008 1:30 AM | Report abuse

Please note this correction:


FAKE SARKOZY: I followed your campaigns very closely with my special American advisor, Jean, the other day.

"Jean the other day" should be "Johnny Halladay," who is a famous French rock singer (esp in the 70's).

Posted by: cvasey | November 2, 2008 1:30 AM | Report abuse

She was upset why they gave her the phone before fake Sarkozy was on line! Lady, you haven't even been elected to the office yet.

I guess she validated the reports from campaign staff calling her a "Diva".

Posted by: Sally6 | November 2, 2008 1:30 AM | Report abuse

She was upset why they gave her the phone before fake Sarkozy was on line! Lady, you haven't even been elected to the office yet.

I guess she validated the reports from campaign staff calling her a "Diva".

Posted by: Sally6 | November 2, 2008 1:30 AM | Report abuse

Joke? An intentional misleading someone and representing to be someone else? Thats not a joke, that's a very mean and deceitful attack to make someone look bad. But that was your goal with the prank - not a substantive discussion on politics or political aspirations. Especially since you are in canada - and this is not an election you will be engaged in, anyway. People like you feel you need to diss one of the candidates of the other. That somehow it serves a purpose to waste a great deal of time making nice people look something other than they are - nice people are just nice people who really do want to do good things for others.

You on the other hand, came off as brainless idiots incapable of having any 5 syllable words to dialogue and further - not even comedic enough to get it picked up by any national network.

It would be great if equal amounts of respect were given to those you oppose and these tasteless attempts to tarnish someone's intelligence were directed at those you supposedly hold in the highest regard. As you have made it perfectly clear, it is just a prank - so pick on the candidates or persons you admire the most I don't believe for a second those pranks would carry the same disrepsectful tonality that resonates throughout your pubescent "pranking".

Posted by: leagrasshoff | November 2, 2008 1:32 AM | Report abuse

"FAKE SARKOZY: I must say, Gov. Palin, I love the documentary they made on your life - you know, Hustler's "Nailin' Palin".

GOV. PALIN: Oh good, thank you.

FAKE SARKOZY: That was really edgy.

GOV. PALIN: Well good."


What? How in the world do you have so much trouble with listening comprehension that you don't realize something is wrong with this question?

Posted by: Oberfrobe | November 2, 2008 1:39 AM | Report abuse

Oh man, this is like picking on the retarded kid in the school yard. Now I just feel sorry for this woman. Just pack up and go back to your "real" america and "real" americans in alaska. These fake americans are just too mean. And oh don't let the door hit your ass on the way out. Thanks

Posted by: ryanr007 | November 2, 2008 1:42 AM | Report abuse

These two have refined the Art of the Cold Call to the nth degree and have managed to embarass many top people. Gov. Palin is by no means the first, however I must say she missed a LOT of hints. They did give her many chances to hear that something was not right, and she did not pick up. Segolene Royal whom Sarkozy defeated in the French Presidential elections also never picked up on all their hints when they called her a year or so ago claiming they were the Leader of Parti Quebecois (Province of Quebec only provincial separatist party)calling her from Montreal or Quebec City and with whom she got on like a house on fire anyway, still she did not realize that it was not really him speaking. After it came out that Seg giggled about letting Corsica separate from France and said that she would support Quebec's separation from Canada, well... for whatever reasons, she nosedived even worse in the polls after that call came out in the media. It was real, it happened, she also admitted it herself.

Posted by: dyalls | November 2, 2008 3:07 AM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin was simply being diplomatic and polite. A charge critics lodge at the feet of many Republicans when it comes to foreign affairs. She respected the decorum of the conversation between herself and "President Sarkozy." Let us suppose she picked up on some obvious gaffes on the part of "President Sarkozy" but giggled instead. This doesn't mean she accepted such mistakes or didn't notice them. It merely indicates that in the presence of a powerful Head of State, she simply went on with the flow of the dialogue.

Remember the phone quality might not have been good and the language barrier another obstacle. We also must remember Sarah Palin is under immense stress. She is after all running for Vice-President of the most powerful country. There must have been many different items on her mind.

Ambush journalism or pranking doesn't prove or disprove any point. Sarah Palin is not only highly qualified and capable of being Vice-President but she will one day make an excellent President. Shame on those tasteless pranksters and all of you for egging them on!

Posted by: ZaphodForPresidentCom | November 2, 2008 3:28 AM | Report abuse

For Palin to keep comparing herself to average hockey moms is an insult to average hockey moms. The McCain/Palin campaign thinks the American public is stupid, but maybe they should look in the mirror, you know, like the mirrors in the Neiman Marcus dressing rooms.

Posted by: johnc_80 | November 2, 2008 3:50 AM | Report abuse

I think most people would have been fooled by such a prank, but... most people don't claim to have what it takes to be president of the United States. Palin does. That's why this prank call is so serious. If only she had said something like "you mean Stephen Harper" when "president Sarkozy" gave the wrong name for the prime minister of Canada (of CANADA, neighbor, ally, huge trading partner...). And why on earth does she gush about France being such an example - the most overregulated, socialist welfare state in Europe a shining example?! Give me a break. She could have been positive and enthusiastic without spouting such nonsense. Maybe even more concerning - does she know her place? She's second in command, but McCain's the captain. What I would have wanted was Palin saying: "Mr President, what a pleasant surprise to receive your call. Is there any particular business you would like to discuss? Are you trying to get hold of senator McCain? I'm sure my staff could help... etc." But no, she assumes he wants to talk to her, she doesn't even bother to mention her boss, John McCain. Even extends an invitation of sorts to a foreign head of state...
She was not only pranked and clueless - she was out of her league. Even if she had been talking to the real Sarkozy her whole handling of the phone call was completely wrong.
Scores of Republican intellectuals have already jumped ship because Sarah Palin is the wrong choice for vice president. This "prank" call proves them right.

Posted by: archaeoman | November 2, 2008 4:08 AM | Report abuse

When the fake Sarkozy said that his wife was
"hot in bed", she giggled like a schoolgirl.

Posted by: VictoriaBalfour | November 2, 2008 5:19 AM | Report abuse

As international observers from afar, we've seen what a lunatic Sarah Palin is and the manner in which she conducted herself in this telephone conversation provides further evidence of such. How is this woman even close to qualified for the position of V.P. or even President when she gets all "googly eyed" with the prospect of actually talking with a V.I.P.? She sounds like a silly teenager that is awestruck and cognitively overwhelmed with her own good fortune. Through this she clearly demonstrates that her rational decision ability is completely impaired. Now imagine what she'd be like if she had even one glass of wine... or if there were some major emotional event happening? Sorry, I cannot believe that she is incapable of being able to rise up to the Presidential challenge when needed, so it will be interesting to see if this is the kind of person you people want to elect for your highest office. If you choose her then we'll take you far less seriously than we have in the past because the world needs leaders; not fools.

Posted by: purecatalyst | November 2, 2008 5:34 AM | Report abuse

God help us if Palin ever become Vice President…

PALIN PUNKED! Prank Call with Fake French President Sarkozy!!! LOL!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsmIJuN225M

Posted by: WVUWEIRTON | November 2, 2008 6:02 AM | Report abuse

God help us if Palin ever become Vice President…

PALIN PUNKED! Prank Call with Fake French President Sarkozy!!! LOL!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsmIJuN225M

Posted by: WVUWEIRTON | November 2, 2008 6:06 AM | Report abuse

It is amazing that americans think the world begins and ends with the USA. I am so amused about Palin that I am praying that McCain wins so that we can have some fun in this world. Too much war and seriousness. I have watched Obama, Biden and McCain...they are boring. I hate it when people are intelligent and Knowledgeble. There is no fun there. Hillary is in a class of her own, I respect her but she too falls in the above category. I love Sarah, I watch her and I am never disappointed. I love that she portraits a typical american hockey mum (thank God for that as I am a soccer mum). The others portray intelligencia and seek knowledge which is anti-american ( I think) I mean these are a few things that make me love her:

1. She doesn't read newspapers. That explains why she wouldn't know the Prime Minister of Canada. And how hilariously embarrassing that Canada can also be seen from her back yard. I love her for this because she will be the last to know about what is happening outside her house, thus can bring some comedy to a serious situation. Am sure if those comedians had used the name of the Israeli PM as the Canadian PM, she wouldn't have noticed. That would have been fun.

2. She doesn't know her own constitution. As a politician that should be on your finger tips. You don't need intellect for that. All you can do is memorise it. I can't believe that she can actually mess up on the job description of american VP. I mean I am a housewife from a developing country and I know what the VP does in the USA. I can't even be conned.
Just imagine a reporter citing maybe the South African constitution in asking her a question, I swear she would think its the american constitution.

3. She rallies the base, I assume people who are like her. She does not attack her opponents with substance but rather parrots her boss (McCain) and is full of character assasinations. That is good because then I wouldn't worst my time listening to policy speeches. I just wait for her to come and lay it to me that Obama is a socialist, a terrorist etc.

4. Using words that she doesn't know. For example elitist. She could not explain a word that she constantly uses. Is it too hard to get a dictionary before one adopts a favourite word. Well at least it is hard for your Sarah.

I love her...do the world a favour and put this real american in power because she actually epitomises the USA...that is the citizen of the supposedly most developed country but don't know junk about anything. You hockey mums must be something!!! Go give her that vote!!!

Posted by: slowthinker1 | November 2, 2008 7:12 AM | Report abuse

Zaphod -- nice spoofery! You had me going, till I saw your handle and immediately figured what I'd see on your website.

Cheers, mate!

Posted by: thewordybird | November 2, 2008 7:13 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: johnyt1977 - If anything Plain comes off as likable and sympathetic.
-------------------------------------
You're half right. She comes off as PATHETIC and sympathetic.

Making a fool out of her is like tripping a blind person - it's just not funny. She might be more sympathetic if she wasn't such a moron. Having that simpleton as VP candidate is like me walking out on an NFL field and trash talking the Redskins about how I was going to kick their a$$es. If the stupid "female dog" would show a little humility she wouldn't be so despised.


Posted by: xconservative | November 2, 2008 7:23 AM | Report abuse

The fact she laughed when the "President" said he liked to kill animals sent a chill up and down my spine. I would not want this disgrace to humanity in my house.

Posted by: elizabeth6 | November 2, 2008 7:37 AM | Report abuse

To be one heartbeat away from the presidency and NOT KNOW who the prime minister of a country is (Stephen Harper), a country which shares an enormous border with your country (and even with the state that you govern!!), shows exactly how unqualified Mrs. Palin truly is. And it says a lot about the judgment of McCain, who chose Mrs. Palin to become the most powerful person in the world should he become disabled or unable to continue, which, at his age, is a very strong possibility.

Posted by: 8rytvbql | November 2, 2008 7:41 AM | Report abuse

The impersonator was so successful because he is a professional and she isn't.

Posted by: JiminFL | November 2, 2008 7:54 AM | Report abuse

Wow - she is even more stupid than I thought.

Posted by: pierredubois | November 2, 2008 7:58 AM | Report abuse

Give Palin a break. She's working hard on having her medical records altered so the McCain campaign can release them. She's been saying for the last month that she will release them, and still nothing. It's TWO days before the election. What skeletons are in that closet? Abortion? The baby is not hers? Lobotomy?

Posted by: bretb | November 2, 2008 8:21 AM | Report abuse

Amazing the Palin camp didn't bother making a phone call to Paris, France, to verify the call. If they are this amateurish about something like this.... I do have to say, though, that rabid right-winger she may be, Ms. Palin does come off as a nice person and it's hard not to feel sorry for her. Fire whoever did that, no question. Though I guess two days before the election, everybody's just about fired anyway, making their postcampaign plans. Done and over. Magnifique! Vive Obama!

Posted by: Plutonium57 | November 2, 2008 8:42 AM | Report abuse

I would vote for a consitutional amendment that requires that Presidential and Vice Presidental candidates take an achievement test as an eligability criteria, they make High School students do it, would seem to make sense that we would want canidates that know at least as much as a HS graduate.

Posted by: Flinter | November 2, 2008 8:52 AM | Report abuse

We've all been amused for weeks now by the shoes, the clothes, the "real America" comments, the family drama, and the ludicrous interviews. Now, however, we are talking about the enormous complexity of the transfer of American power from one administration to the next. People, this is not funny.

Posted by: dnickels1 | November 2, 2008 9:00 AM | Report abuse

I feel about as sorry for her as she does for polar bears and the moose and wolves as she's killing them. Don't be fooled by her, I know her type, she is an Ice Queen, as anyone who has crossed her has found out. It's not the package that counts, it's what's inside. And when I look at her character, she reminds me of Cheney with a dress, but not as intelligent as Cheney.

Posted by: DrWho2 | November 2, 2008 9:13 AM | Report abuse

At least she didn't press the red button..."Hello, here is Wladimir Putin...we just launched...."

Posted by: Sapiando | November 2, 2008 9:16 AM | Report abuse

Hillary supporters for McCain/Palin!!

Posted by: mdem4mccain

If you truely were a Hillary supporter, shame on you for supporting everything she was against. Hillary would be very disappointed in you.

Posted by: DrWho2 | November 2, 2008 9:18 AM | Report abuse

Any idiot saying that they were a Hillary Clinton supporter and supporting Mc Cain is not of sound mind and body. I'll gladly pay for the mental care needed for such mental illness.

Posted by: artax_2002 | November 2, 2008 9:27 AM | Report abuse

Aside from just the stupidity, it's worrisome that she's so easily manipulated by flattery. Just like W.

Posted by: light_bearer | November 2, 2008 9:33 AM | Report abuse

When the fake Sarkozy said that his wife was
"hot in bed", she giggled like a schoolgirl.

Posted by: VictoriaBalfour | November 2, 2008 5:19 AM

Carla is hot in bed. I thought that knowing that was the high point of Palin's foreign policy comprehension.

Posted by: light_bearer | November 2, 2008 9:39 AM | Report abuse

Okay, a prank is a prank, but don't you think she would have realized something was up with the "I can see Belgium from my house"? Come on. If the worst happens on Tuesday, America will take one more giant leap right, toward the absurd. This prank call says we are already the laughing stock of the developed world, and a McCain/Palin administration would only make matters worse.

One thing for sure, Dan Quayle is hoping for McCain victory, so he can be wiped from the public consciousness as the most incompetent Vice President.

Posted by: tkoho | November 2, 2008 9:44 AM | Report abuse

There is some errors in the transcript. It is unfortunate as some are very funny. The best one is at the beginning, the comedian said: "I am here with my American advisor, Johnny Hallyday" (not "Jean" as written in the transcript). Johnny Haalyday is a somewhat mediocre but very popular rock star in France. Then the comedian asked Palin: "Do you know him?" And Palin answer: "Yaa".

Posted by: pol_ka | November 2, 2008 9:51 AM | Report abuse

well now we all actually REALLY all know just how empty sarah is.

sarah apparently knows LESS THAN NOTHING.

NAILIN PALIN OMFG

yup its the end times for sure cause it just cant get any funnier than this.


when the french laugh at you your toast
done...cooked ...bum rushed...a laughing stock...an embarresment ...the village idiot...a symbol of all the greatness of america........................good god.

Posted by: JudgeAlan | November 2, 2008 9:58 AM | Report abuse

I wish someone from the McCain camp would explain exactly how this could happen. Is it that easy to pick up a phone and speak to the potential vp of our country (although I hope and think there's not much potential there). I've always felt that the McCain camp is the most disorganized group of people I've seen in an election, but this is ridiculous. I think I'll try calling John McCain today - I've got some question for him. Doesn't it make them worry about the people they've surrounded themselves with and what kind of White House they would run? Sheeesh!!!1

Posted by: jerzygrl | November 2, 2008 9:59 AM | Report abuse

Ok, I am no Palin supporter. But, after all the public criticism she has taken, I just feel this was overboard. I heard it and I couldn't help but feel awful for her.

I don't know, maybe it is deserved because she believes she is so smart and qualified that people feel the need to smash her down.

I am worried that she will break down in the next day or two and shed a tear and Obama will lose the election due to people feeling sympathetic.

Posted by: sandnsmith | November 2, 2008 10:10 AM | Report abuse

Only someone who's both profoundly stupid about the world and how things work AND profoundly egotistical could have imagined for a second that this call was real. And only a dyed-in-the-wool hick couldn't have recognized that fake French accent. Another humiliation that will make her only more determined to get the GOP nomination in 2012. Thanks, John McCain, you've done the country you love a great service - you've tied a stone around the neck of your rotten party. Sarah! Sarah! Sarah!

Posted by: Dieterman | November 2, 2008 10:13 AM | Report abuse

Actually the funniest parts are in French. " Johnny Halliday, rouge a lever sur un cochon, etc.." And obviously she doesn't speak the language and you can not fault her for that. The part that go tme was when she thanked him for liking the documentary on nailing Palin... whoa! To me it just means that she barely listen to what people are saying to her. And boy does she sound phony when she answers....

Posted by: chguy | November 2, 2008 10:27 AM | Report abuse

Gov. Palin let blind ambition get the best of her. She thinks she was mocked unfairly for the few answers she has given in formal interviews. However, these answers revealed that she had never spent much time preparing to be Vice President. For her style counts more than substance. For Americans in need of a leader it should be the opposite. Gov. Sarah Palin famously told Charles Gibson of ABC news that she never blinked when accepting the offer from Sen. John McCain. In addition to knowing, that she did not blink one can safely conclude that she did not THINK!


Maybe Gov.Palin does not know that which she needs to know. More importantly, Sen. John McCain should have known what Sarah Palin did not know. Perhaps Gov. Palin can run in the future as a member of the “Know Nothing Party!” (This organization began in the 1850’s most of their legions were absorbed into the Republican Party prior to the 1860 election) At last, we have discovered remnants of their existence here in the 21st century!


http://michelle2005.wordpress.com

Posted by: michelle4usa | November 2, 2008 10:31 AM | Report abuse

By the way, I want to point something out:

I grew up next door to a Canadian, so from an early age, I knew about provinces vs states, PM's vs Presidents, Parliament vs Congress. Perhaps that makes me out of the ordinary, I don't know. I do know that I love Canada and Canadians.

Because I've actually spent a good chunk of time in Canada - lots of good fossils and paleontologists up there, especially in Alberta.

It never failed on one of my trips that I would get quizzed on Canadian geography. When I passed with flying colors, Canadians seemed disappointed that they couldn't show up the dumb American.

However, when I told people I was from Washington, DC or Virginia? Many thought DC was on the West Coast (not realizing the distinction between the State of Washington and DC) or didn't have any idea of the placement of Virginia inside the US (they would say we had "too many states", as opposed to their fewer and larger provinces). And these were smart people who were up to date on global current events.

Not defending Palin here - as a Governor working with the Canadian government to set up a pipeline, she should know who's who. It's not like she hasn't had dealings with Canada. But not every Canadian is a font of perfect knowledge about the US. Much like here in the 'States, I think it varies from person to person.

Posted by: Chasmosaur1 | November 2, 2008 10:52 AM | Report abuse

I am sorry, it is kind of a running gag that we make fun of Americans lack of knowledge of Canada - Rick Mercer, another comedian, did do the same thing on TV to GWB during his 2000 campaign where he told him that "Jean Poutine" PM of Canada supported him - Poutine is French fries with cheese curds and a kind of gravy called "Hot Chicken Sauce". The 'baby seals' gag is a reference to some French, particularly Brigitte Bardot, protesting the annual seal hunt in the maritimes - it's not a recreational hunt anyway, and no French president would ever take part in it!

Posted by: markbellis | November 2, 2008 11:02 AM | Report abuse

If United States want to be laughing stock of the world, elect Sarah Palin (and John McCain)

Next she will be taking call from Chinese president who tells her he is ready to give up Communism because he loves her. And the Chinese president can see Russia from his house, too!!

Posted by: loveandpeace | November 2, 2008 12:20 PM | Report abuse

She is completely clueless and dangerous.
Last night, Sarah Palin suggested that we are at war in Iran. Her quote: we going to kick in the plan that will get this economy back on the right track and really shore up the strategies that we need over in Iraq and Iran to win these wars?

Watch it:http://thinkprogress.org/2008/11/01/palin-iran-war/

Posted by: trisha4 | November 2, 2008 12:40 PM | Report abuse

Also, the comedians' French French accents were about as convincing as the Russian accents of the talent in the Nailin' Paylin video.

Posted by: markbellis | November 2, 2008 2:50 PM | Report abuse

I thought the beginning of the call was quite telling (as several others mentioned).

She expected for Sarkozy to be on the line waiting for HER. You can tell she is upset that she must wait for him to get on the line. He is the President of France and she is VP canididate. The individual with the highest position is always the last to get on a call like that. It's amazing that she lacks the insight to realize that she isn't number one. Well, she is in her own mind.

Posted by: trisha4 | November 2, 2008 3:50 PM | Report abuse

Punking people is good for the soul.

"The anti-Obama ad that even the networks won't run"

http://scootmandubious.blogspot.com/2008/11/anti-obama-ad-networks-will-not-run.html

Posted by: scootmandubious | November 2, 2008 6:17 PM | Report abuse

Wow, the average American really is for Obama. The real-life average American, the nation's most statistically average man or woman discovered after a long non-partisan search, has come out for Obama, according to the search's website: http://www.theaverageamerican.com

Posted by: worldview1 | November 2, 2008 9:21 PM | Report abuse

What is stunning about this story, is that HER people called back...And they (SPallin personal..)called back to a Montreal number...not an over sea number! The "justiciers masqués" in an interiew this afternoon, said they we're stunt that THEY called back!

Posted by: stella5 | November 2, 2008 9:44 PM | Report abuse

OBAMA AND STAFF CAUGHT SAYING KILL WHITES AND JEWS

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBD7v9yO9PI

Posted by: ruvoting | November 2, 2008 11:33 PM | Report abuse

Parlee voo franksay?
What would Benjamin Franklin say?

Did someone forget that it was Halloween?
But who eyed and eared her into playing along with this "trick". And who opened the cigarette?
It's going to be against the law very soon to do this.
Don't mention my name because
my $1 bill is permanently closed electronically under the full moon of years ago.
The FCC has figured it out.

Regards

dePaul Consiglio

Happy C day.
This day and date,
Monday, November 3,2008.


And remember

Vote for America
Into the Future and Back to The Age of The
Pioneers

Posted by: depaulconsiglio | November 3, 2008 5:42 AM | Report abuse

But...but, can't she see Canada from her house?

I don't understand.

How come she knows pinko Putin's name but not the name of the head of state of our great ally, her closet neighbor, Canada?

She said she didn't get to meet the Prime Minister of Quebec...pity, 'cause she would've drilled that dude about not sending some of his nation's troops to Iraq or at least Afghanistan. Fox news ought to interview the PM of Quebec for us.

Posted by: jhbyer | November 3, 2008 5:51 AM | Report abuse

I am a french canadian from Quebec. Reading this blog i just realize that it's true that we have politicians that we deserve.

Moreover, i'm not surprise that Pallin have been so easilly cought. Reading this blog it's clear for me that americans have significant lack in international knowledge. For your information Canada prime-minister name's Stephen Harper and Quebec have one to, is name is Jean Charest.

Be aware, all the world is looking in your direction. Maybe it's a little bit time american truly look at something else that themselve.

Posted by: smanseau | November 3, 2008 8:33 AM | Report abuse

The transcript came from CTV? And THEY couldn't find anyone who understood the French (which is very funny)? They should be ashamed of themselves. Seriously.

Posted by: MCzarPhila | November 3, 2008 9:22 AM | Report abuse

What disturbs me most about this call is that Palin apparantly really is who she is. All politicians take on this regular Joe/Jane persona to some extent when campaigning, but you know there is something more to them. I had always given her the benefit of the doubt (even after that rather ridiculous VP debate, not enough time to really get up to speed), thinking there was more substance to her than she showed on the stump. And then you hear her talking to a world leader (or so she thinks) and she still sounds like a ditz. Far worse than not picking up the obvious hints, was her obviously star-struck, empty-headed contribution to the conversation. Mediocrity is not a trait we should look for in our leaders...

Posted by: CohtR | November 3, 2008 9:58 AM | Report abuse

markbellis -

Oh, I know it's the running gag - I even pointed out the whole Prime Minister Poutine thing earlier in the thread. (Back when that happened, I laughed and cried simultaneously, as I know all about poutine.)

And I think it's fabulous that you do. Because there are far too many Americans who know precious little about our own government, let alone Canada's or Mexico's. You would hope that the people who run for high state or Federal office do know better - that they seem to know less is frustrating and frightening.

But I was just pointing out - not all Americans are that parochial. And not all Canadians have a working depth of knowledge about our geography and government, either. I'm just hoping your Provincial Premiers and Lt. Governors and your PM have a better knowledge base than our equivalents!

Posted by: Chasmosaur1 | November 3, 2008 10:08 AM | Report abuse

Smanseau wrote:
"For your information Canada prime-minister name's Stephen Harper and Quebec have one to, is name is Jean Charest."

Actually, Quebec's Jean Charest is the Premier--not Prime Minister--of Quebec.

But you are correct in your assertion that Americans are sadly lacking in international knowledge (or relations, for that matter). The election of McCain/Palin would not be a comedy, but a tragedy. See http://usvegan.blogspot.com

Posted by: NYVegan | November 3, 2008 10:27 AM | Report abuse

Yes, CTV should have had someone on the national desk that spoke French for that transcript.
In French, the head politicians, equivalent to the governor of a state of the 10 provinces, are called "premier ministre", which is the same title in French that the Prime Minister of Canada uses - see the bilingual website for the Premier of Ontario: http://www.premier.gov.on.ca/ - However in English the heads of provinces are called "Premiers", but it is not unusual for speakers of French in Canada to refer to them as Prime Ministers in English.
Officially speaking, Queen Elizabeth is Queen of Canada and head of state, but this is a ceremonial role - there is a Governor General of Canada and Lieutenant-Governor for each of the provinces that function as representatives of the Queen, again ceremonially, but the governors do take precedent over the premiers and Prime Minister. The last two Governor-Generals were both women, both minorities, (Chinese and Black), and both immigrants.

Posted by: markbellis | November 3, 2008 10:32 AM | Report abuse

To this person who said....this is so typical of democrat style politics, it is why I can't vote for Senator Obama.

What? Your ignorace is showing.

This prack was pulled off by Canadians not "democrat style politics".

Posted by: trisha4 | November 3, 2008 10:45 AM | Report abuse

So add her to the list of well know victims of their pranks. That sets her apart for ridicule ..how? Is she more susceptible to pranks than the heads of state who fell for them? Get a life, you low lifes.

Posted by: Lilycat1 | November 3, 2008 10:52 AM | Report abuse

What I find amazing is that not just the conversation, but that Palin thought that the President of France was calling HER?

Why would he be calling a VP nominee?

Her casual tone with (who she thought) was the President of France was just embarrasing. "Give your wife a big hug for me".....OMG. Her gushing was even worse. John and I just love ya'....Isn't
he one of those awful "Socialist" that Palin refers to in her rallies.

Posted by: trisha4 | November 3, 2008 11:00 AM | Report abuse

I'm french Canadian. ¸This prank proof me 2 things. First, when you folks asked to our governement to get more security and when we tried to go in USA ,we have lot of problems to across the borders, so you have no lessons to give us. Anybody can get in touch with a future vice président... Also, how a future VP don t know the name of our Minister?

Posted by: justforlaught | November 3, 2008 11:11 AM | Report abuse

For all the numbskulls who think Palin's image has been falsely dumbed down by the "liberal media", just read her own words here. She fell into so many screamingly obvious traps - things that any educated person would have known - that her place in the political hall of dunces is assured right next to Bush. I dont count her out though, because if there is one country in the world that could vote her in...

Posted by: harkadahl | November 3, 2008 11:14 AM | Report abuse

I think that whichever candidate wins this election, global poverty needs to be one of the top issues on the agenda that he has. According to The Borgen Project:
$30 billion: Annual shortfall to end world hunger.
$540 billion: Annual U.S. Defense Budget.

Posted by: veronica5 | November 3, 2008 12:10 PM | Report abuse

I think that whichever candidate wins this election, global poverty needs to be one of the top issues on the agenda that he has. According to The Borgen Project:
$30 billion: Annual shortfall to end world hunger.
$540 billion: Annual U.S. Defense Budget.

Posted by: veronica5 | November 3, 2008 12:11 PM | Report abuse

Who's the "Naive" one now?

Posted by: JRM2 | November 3, 2008 12:11 PM | Report abuse

They didn't translated (or badly translated) the french jokes, which are the best, so I'll do it for you as a Quebecer friend ;)

RADIO HOST: Hi, this is (French name=Frank the Worker), I am with president Sarkozy, on the line for Gov. Palin

FAKE SARKOZY: I followed your campaigns very closely with my special American advisor, (Jean=he do not says Jean, he says Johny Hallyday which is a 60' french rock singer/actor), the other day.

FAKE SARKOZY: Exactly, we could go try hunting by helicopter like you did. I never did that. Like we say in France, (says long French-sounding phrase=we could kill baby seal, also!).

FAKE SARKOZY: Some people said in the last days, and I thought that was mean, that you weren't experienced enough in foreign relations and you know, that's completely false. That's what I said to my great friend, Prime Minister of Canada, (says French-sounding name=Stef Carse, the autho/interpret of the Achy breaky dance, a country 90's Quebec hit).

FAKE SARKOZY: I was wondering, because you are so next to him, one of my good friends the PM of Quebec, Mr. Richard Serroi (Richard Z. Sirois is a known radio/humor guy of Quebec). Have you met him recently? Has he come to one of your rallies?

FAKE SARKOZY: Yes, in French it's called Rouge Alleve Serre Caution (Rouge à lèvre sur une cochone which means red lipstick on a pig but in french when we say of a girl that she's a pig, it means that she's a dirty girl;), or if you prefer in English "Joe the Plumber it is Life, Joe the Plumber".

Voilà les amis, yes, you can!

Posted by: LADQ | November 3, 2008 12:14 PM | Report abuse

I think that whichever candidate wins this election, global poverty needs to be one of the top issues on the agenda that he has. According to The Borgen Project:
$30 billion: Annual shortfall to end world hunger.
$540 billion: Annual U.S. Defense Budget.

Posted by: veronica5 | November 3, 2008 12:23 PM | Report abuse

Poor, poor Mrs. Palin :(
This was so embarrassing.
Poor thing, this will probably haunt (more than anything else) any future estimation of her intellect for a very, very long time.

Posted by: Dreamreader | November 3, 2008 12:38 PM | Report abuse

"The Borgen Project has some good info on the cost of addressing global poverty.
$30 billion: Annual shortfall to end world hunger.
$540 billion: Annual U.S. Defense Budget."

Posted by: diana9 | November 3, 2008 2:20 PM | Report abuse

"The Borgen Project has some good info on the cost of addressing global poverty.
$30 billion: Annual shortfall to end world hunger.
$540 billion: Annual U.S. Defense Budget."

Posted by: diana9 | November 3, 2008 2:24 PM | Report abuse

"The Borgen Project has some good info on the cost of addressing global poverty.
$30 billion: Annual shortfall to end world hunger.
$540 billion: Annual U.S. Defense Budget."

Posted by: diana9 | November 3, 2008 2:26 PM | Report abuse

What a dolt. She deserves to be pranked. She never will be view presidential material and this proves it.

Posted by: buzziea | November 3, 2008 2:35 PM | Report abuse

I wonder how many pro Palin blogs originate from RNC staff.

Posted by: wierka | November 3, 2008 2:44 PM | Report abuse

Wingnuts will lie about anything, like the audio tape being spliced. Just say stuff with no basis in fact.
No excuses, back under your rocks now.


(Response to above comment).

Sooo funny! Sooo true.

Posted by: AC10 | November 3, 2008 3:34 PM | Report abuse

Nu?
You STILL aren't convinced that at least half of Americans need to be sent to re-education camps?

Posted by: VMR1 | November 3, 2008 4:32 PM | Report abuse

When Bush mangled or forgot the names of heads of state it was news. When Vice President Quayle misspelled 'potatoe' at his elementary school visit, it was valid news.

Despite that prank calls are sleazy, none of the major papers is reporting that Gov. Palin implies that she knows the Canadian Prime Minister (well, yeah, he's doing fine and...") when she hears him referred to as 'Steph Carse'. Or knows of him well enough to give an update on how he is doing. This is like the Prime Minister Harper of Canada not knowing that Bush is the president of the United States.

If Bush's problems with names of heads of state are news, why not Palin's same problem, and additionally, her attempt to appear like she well knows a head of state when she doesn't. This is a sad state of too much political correctness, which Gov. Palin has railed against herself.

Posted by: jforgizmo | November 3, 2008 9:41 PM | Report abuse

Wow! I just have to respond. Gov. Palin got punked. I don't know why some are saying this is so terrible. Ashton Kutchner has/had a show on this and it was called "Punked". The tape is not "spliced", it's real, and it's funny and it's scary at the same time. After all, she can see Canada from her house. The scary part for me (as a Canadian) is that I can see the US from mine. And boy, if she is ever the President, which could happen, that's pretty friggin scary. And actually, those weren't fake french accents, those were french canadian accents, which is different than France accents. It was funny. It wasn't a democratic plot against Palin, it was just funny and some radio comics trying to get some ratings, which they did. Trust me, they and other comics in this country have done a lot worse to our own politicians and we still think it's funny. Laugh, it's good for the soul. And you're right, we shouldn't interfere in your election, we have a great amount of respect for the people of America, but I've got to tell you, just like when your neighbour sells their house and someone new is going to move in, we sure hope the new neighbour is going to be Obama and not Palin. And come on, the tape was funny!

Posted by: darcrob | November 4, 2008 4:11 AM | Report abuse

Once again, thank you Sarah. Every time I've gotten a little anxious during this campaign, you've been a reliable source of comedy and levity. The laughter has brought me to tears more than once over the last few weeks. Maybe McCain realized that he really didn't stand a chance and that he could at least do the nation a favor by providing the country with comedic relief during otherwise dismal times.

Posted by: rgarneau | November 4, 2008 1:13 PM | Report abuse

Not only in America but in the entire world people are making fun of this [Queen] Sarah Pelin. The very choice of Sarah Pelin my this old Sen. McCain speaks volumes about misjudgements now and after today's election will confirm the Obama/Biden ticket is on the right track.!!

Posted by: akber_kassam | November 4, 2008 3:16 PM | Report abuse

What's worse - Republicans endorsing the idea of her being the next leader of the Party! Guess they need the likes of George Bush to continue the comedy at any cost

Really,God Help America

Posted by: stan_soares | November 4, 2008 6:00 PM | Report abuse

I did not know who "Hollyday" is but I suspected that Sarkozy had no such person on his staff, just by the way the prankster said it. Every red flag went up -- why didn't she even suspect it? Not to mention the young voices and the Quebecoise accent and the youthful expressions that Quebecoise would use more than the French? And all the little digs at her conservative buddies?
Her ego would not even let her go there! What an arrogant, egotistical, un-savvy creature!Exposed~
Hilarious!

Posted by: ginnymci | November 8, 2008 12:56 PM | Report abuse

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