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Pranking Sarah Palin

A Canadian comedy team known as the Masked Avengers successfully prank called Sarah Palin, who believed that she was speaking with Nicholas Sarkozy, the president of France. The pair is famous for making prank phone calls to world leaders and celebrities.

In Sarah Palin’s defense, this duo is famous for these pranks. Past victims include Britney Spears, Bill Gates, Queen Elizabeth II, and former French president Jacques Chirac. You can listen to them prank calling Arnold Schwarzenegger here.

The McCain/Palin campaign is having a sense of humor about the call:

“Gov. Palin received a phone call on Saturday from a French Canadian talk show host claiming to be French President Nicholas Sarkozy,” emailed spokeswoman Tracey Schmitt. “Gov. 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.”


  1. NavyBlueWife

    I feel inspired and confident should she get to meet with world leaders and try her hand at negotiation.  I’m sorry, but there is no defense to Palin.  Even when thinking that she was talking to Sarkozy, she sounded like a complete bumbling idiot.

  2. DeniseVelez

    about looking like idiots on the two days before the election. They are trying to laugh it off, but I’m sure John McCain isn’t laughing.

    This is just another example of her ego.  Why would she think  Sarkozy would be calling her?  Why is her staff not smart enough to vet her calls?  

    Why was she so caught up in the thrill of talking to “Sarkozy” that she missed obvious clues that this was a hoax?

    She did not know who the leaders of Canada are.  

    FNS: You know we have a lot in common also except that from my house [Note: This sounds somewhat like ‘ass’, with the accent, but I believe it’s house, without the h, which is how the speaker says most of his ‘h’ words] I can see Belgium. That’s kind of less interesting than you.

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

    FNS: 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 the thing I said to my great friend, the Prime Minister of Canada, Stef Carse [Stephen Harper is the PM].

    SP: Well, he’s doing fine, too, and yeah when you come into a position underestimated, it gives you the opportunity to prove the pundits and the critics wrong. You work that much harder-

    FNS: I, I was wondering because you are also next to him, one of my good friends, also, the prime minister of Quebec, Mr. Richard Z. Sirois [a famous Quebec radio host], have you met him recently? Did he come to one of your rallies?

    SP: Uh, 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, even, with that beautiful family of yours.

    The entire phone call proves that she is clueless.

    Her gushing giggling responses are an embarrassment.  

  3. rfahey22

    It’s amazing that they can pull off these sorts of things.  Also, wouldn’t it set off an alarm bell for Palin that a foreign head of state would just call the vice presidential nominee out of the blue and not speak to the presidential nominee?  

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