Monday, November 3, 2008

Sarah Palin Chats with Nicolas Sarkozy . . . Not!

This from the Guardian, but plenty of news organizations are carrying the story:

Maybe Sarah Palin should have caught on when the caller purporting to be Nicolas Sarkozy told her he could see Belgium from the Elysée Palace.

But the Republicans' vice-presidential candidate remained blissfully unaware during the six-minute conversation with a Montreal comedian that she was the victim of a prank - even after the fake Sarkozy said his wife, Carla Bruni, was hot in bed, and slipped in a line in French about how fun it was to kill baby seals.

The caller, Marc-Antoine Audette, was one half of a comedic duo called the Masked Avengers. Audette described his call with Palin as his greatest triumph.

The prank on one of the most heavily protected personalities in US politics was an instant internet sensation in the final hours of the presidential campaign.


1 comment:

Michelle said...

I'd like to know how the prank callers got through in the first place. All you have to do is call up her office and claim to be a head of state? Really?