Skip to comments.Palin Pranked by Sarkozy Impersonator
Posted on 11/01/2008 4:10:30 PM PDT by Pinkbell
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.
"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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And she is going to be portrayed as a dolt for not recognizing his voice. Right?
As if anyone of us would know the difference if you were called by someone claiming to be Sarzosky.
This is news. But we don’t have time to investigate Ayers, Rezko, Wright et al.
Got Shark. Will Jump.
Canadians trying to throw an American election? Malicious impersonation with intent to deceive? And this is supposed to influence my vote?
Wow! She’s so accessible- just one staff person to go through to speak to her! Even for a foreign dignitary that seems very generous.
(Poor ‘Betsy’ LOL! Hey dear you’re not the first.)
I have no time for this punking or pranking. People have busy lives and these assholes are timewasters. Bad karma for them. Watch this take over the damn coverage now. I think we’ll be alright though, probably minimal to no damage.
Wouldn’t be a hoot if Sarkozy ended up calling Palin in a polite gesture and response to this prank.
That would be real cool.
If the WaPo can report this non-story, why don’t they report what Zarkosy actually said about Dear Leader’s naive views of Iran??
The MSM is the one that is embarrassing.
These candidates don't just pick up the phone, they have managers setting these things up.
I worry that the media will use this to reinforce their argument that she isn’t ready to lead. They’ll say that she can’t even recognize whether she’s talking to the President of France. Of course, I think the whole thing is ridiculous, but the media will push this if they think it will help Obama.
Wouldn’t it be funny to prank call Obama, claiming to be the president of Iran. He could make jokes about the Holocaust and see if Obama laughs.
Bring it on you liberal jerks. In 72 hours you won’t be laughing.
If this is true then I think Sarah actually played this one off well. F’ing stupid Canadians
Here’s a funny prank from during the primaries where Matt Romney used a Arnold Schwartzeneggar soundboard to call his dad, Mitt Romney:
Oh how clever! This is almost as funny as when my friends and I used to prank call people in 6th grade.
I definitely share your concern but hopefully it will not hurt too much. If it takes Auntigate off the radar that would suck.
The same pranksters previously fooled Jacques Chirac and Sarkozy himself in their native French. Big deal.
At this particular moment, I suspect that BHO doesn’t have much of a sense of humor...
His brother is living in one of the most dangerous places in the civilized world. Check out these YouTube videos of where his brother lives (very bottom).
Um...does anyone might think that might be a National Security Issue? What if al-Qaeda tortures him or something, which they won't because they seem to have an affinity for Obama.
Whatever. The point is, much bigger issues than a prank call to Palin yet, that's all we're going to hear about.
Pranks on Obama:
Spewed racist and anti-American rhetoric at him for 20 years....he never caught on.
Paid for part of his house - he was so gullible, he didn’t even know it!
A terrorist convinced him he was just a professor who lived in the neighborhood - Obama didn’t figure it out.
He was tricked into going to the million man march - funny stuff.
A plumber wordsmithed Obama into looking like a Marxist...which is not Obama at all.
Seven years ago, a radio host fooled him into talking about reparative income redistribution - that was a hoot.
His own Aunt was living on taxpayer money as an illegal alien - Obama was completely unaware of this.
A certain marxist, muslim appeasing thug tricked Obama into campaigning for him - the One could never imagine that 1,500 christains would be hacked to death.
Finally, a senator used veneer teeth and a spray on tan to convince Obama that he wasn’t a no good washed up political hack, who has been on the wrong side of every major issue for 35 years.
Wow, all I can say is watch out for a lot of practical jokes in the White House if he wins. The funniest one involves deportation - real funny stuff.
It doesn’t pass the smell test...Palin’s not going to talk to Sarkozy at this point and Sarkozy wouldn’t call anyone either.
I’d like to know how these goofballs got the phone number.
Palin’s campaign confirmed it is real, “C’est la vie.”.
More importantly why is Wallace passing the phone to Palin without verifying it really is Sarkozy, what idiot would believe the French President would call them on the campaign trail.
So? She did very well, overall.
I thought she was “cloistered away” and “going rogue.”
Um, she SHOULD have been able to tell the difference after some of the things he said.
Read the transcript.
Hey I think she did fine. She probably thought it was a little odd and went along with it. I don’t see the big deal.
She’s not running for Pres like Obama. He REALLY talks to terrorists...
These guys have pranked the Queen, Bill Gates, Jacque Chirac, Mick Jagger, etc. They're good at this sort of thing.
The libtards really are a disgraceful bunch of scum. What a surprise, MSDNC w/Schuster is playing the full prank call on air and laughing about it. I hope the pits of Hell has a good place for all of these people after Tuesday with the awful, disgusting and shameful treatment of this woman.
She is just smart enough to read a teleprompter! Any freepers intellectually honest enough to admit how much they'd be making fun of "The One" if he did something like this?
I'm not holding my breath.
But apparently it passed the smell test for her!
ROFLOL Oh, my goodness, that woman is dumb.
MSNBC has been particularly vicious on this story tonight.
The other networks seem to be overlooking this, because they realize it creates a backlash for Palin.
MSNBC needs to be put out of business in 09 and we need to get really aggressive with their advertisers.
And just how are we to know that Tina Fey wasn’t on the other end of that line?
Thanks, Canada! Stay classy!
Oh, hon, I think Palin is that stupid. Get used to it.
There were so many red flags in that call IT IS SCARY that she couldn’t figure that out. She OBVIOUSLY did not know she was being pranked.
I really have to ask, as I do everyone who trolls this site, what do you get out of it?
I mean, seriously, wouldn’t you be happier at any of the thousands of sites where people rail about “fundies” and “the patriarchy” and “neocons”? Because that’s all you seem to do.
And Biden, whom you’ve never deigned to criticize is demonstrably dumber than Palin, but the media insists on telling us how brilliant he is.
She's not even as smart the average freeper. Surely you realize that most freepers could name the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and the Washington Times.
Admit it. You know that's the truth. But she couldn't. She is not going to be the savior of the right wing of this party. She just doesn't have what it takes.
please stay clear of me jitterbug...and look into getting a lightening rod!
There’s got to be a PDS site for you trolls somewhere! IF the story were true, I think she played along, just so people just like you are allowed to look as small as you demand to look.
Sorry, doesn’t pass the smell test and to be Governor of a state like Alaska, you can’t be a drooling idiot like say a Biden or Bambi.
I disagree with you. I think Sarah Palin is a very smart woman and a dolt is not what I would call her.
I heard it on MSNBC. One of the campaign workers finally took the phone from her and hung up. It was SOOOOOOO obvious that she didn't know she was being pranked when the guy finally told her.
“Theres got to be a PDS site for you trolls somewhere! IF the story were true, I think she played along, just so people just like you are allowed to look as small as you demand to look.”
Seriously, I haven’t been here long but I already recognize a couple people who haven’t posted anything but to bash Sarah.
If I recall, she wasn't asked to rattle off the names of newspapers, she was asked which publications she regularly READS. She doesn't read any of them and stammered a bit at the question.
I don't READ any of the major newspapers or magazines either, do YOU? You get them all delivered to your door?
I get my news elsewhere.
I think she's a nice lady, and a classy one. I think she politely handled what became a very weird call.
It seems to me that you were defending Obama on a birth certificate thread yesterday or so. But you have been a member since 2006.
I’m confused. I don’t think people shouldn’t be able to disagree, and I’m not screaming TROLL or anything. I just don’t know why you go to so much trouble for Obama and Biden and call Sarah Palin “stupid” and a “dolt”.
That oxygen could be put to such better use by Governor Palin than someone like your pitiful self.
Oh well. Life isn't fair. Get used to it.
Actually, I surf to the four I mentioned. Two liberal. Two conservative.