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Palin Pranked by Sarkozy Impersonator
Washington Post ^ | November 1, 2008 | Mary Ann Akers

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.

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at voices.washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: fake; fraud; hoaxmedia; kookmedia; leftwingmedia; palin; prank; sarkozy
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1 posted on 11/01/2008 4:10:31 PM PDT by Pinkbell
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To: Pinkbell

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.


2 posted on 11/01/2008 4:11:51 PM PDT by autumnraine (Churchill: " we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall never surrender")
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To: Pinkbell

This is news. But we don’t have time to investigate Ayers, Rezko, Wright et al.

Got Shark. Will Jump.


3 posted on 11/01/2008 4:14:51 PM PDT by nhwingut (,)
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To: Pinkbell

Canadians trying to throw an American election? Malicious impersonation with intent to deceive? And this is supposed to influence my vote?


4 posted on 11/01/2008 4:16:01 PM PDT by Genoa
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To: Pinkbell

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.)


5 posted on 11/01/2008 4:20:11 PM PDT by mrsmith
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To: Pinkbell

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.


6 posted on 11/01/2008 4:20:12 PM PDT by toddausauras
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To: All

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.


7 posted on 11/01/2008 4:20:34 PM PDT by Madeleine Ward (.)
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To: All

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.


8 posted on 11/01/2008 4:23:54 PM PDT by SMCC1
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To: Pinkbell
How do we know this wasn't a Palin impersonator on the phone?

These candidates don't just pick up the phone, they have managers setting these things up.

9 posted on 11/01/2008 4:25:24 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: toddausauras

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.


10 posted on 11/01/2008 4:25:27 PM PDT by Pinkbell (”This guy is a jerk, an arrogant jerk. A Jerk Messiah.” - Rush talking about Obama)
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To: Madeleine Ward

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.


11 posted on 11/01/2008 4:25:33 PM PDT by boop (Democracy is the theory that the people get the government they deserve, good and hard.)
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To: Pinkbell

Bring it on you liberal jerks. In 72 hours you won’t be laughing.


12 posted on 11/01/2008 4:27:17 PM PDT by Kahuna
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To: boop

If this is true then I think Sarah actually played this one off well. F’ing stupid Canadians


13 posted on 11/01/2008 4:27:56 PM PDT by GerardKempf (Let's Get Over This)
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To: All

Here’s a funny prank from during the primaries where Matt Romney used a Arnold Schwartzeneggar soundboard to call his dad, Mitt Romney:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGf87FDN9L0


14 posted on 11/01/2008 4:29:00 PM PDT by Pinkbell (”This guy is a jerk, an arrogant jerk. A Jerk Messiah.” - Rush talking about Obama)
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To: Pinkbell

Oh how clever! This is almost as funny as when my friends and I used to prank call people in 6th grade.


15 posted on 11/01/2008 4:31:03 PM PDT by G.Love (FREE LAZ)
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To: Pinkbell

I definitely share your concern but hopefully it will not hurt too much. If it takes Auntigate off the radar that would suck.


16 posted on 11/01/2008 4:31:33 PM PDT by toddausauras
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To: Pinkbell

The same pranksters previously fooled Jacques Chirac and Sarkozy himself in their native French. Big deal.


17 posted on 11/01/2008 4:33:28 PM PDT by kenavi (BHO: The only constant is change.)
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To: GerardKempf
palin is a smart woman. her response does imply she knew it was a joke. most folks have caller ID too. this is a non story to stop the bleeding that is the obama campaign!
18 posted on 11/01/2008 4:33:52 PM PDT by CanadianMusherinMI (drill baby drill/mine baby mine!)
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To: boop

At this particular moment, I suspect that BHO doesn’t have much of a sense of humor...


19 posted on 11/01/2008 4:34:03 PM PDT by achilles2000 (Shouting "fire" in a burning building is doing everyone a favor...whether they like it or not)
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20 posted on 11/01/2008 4:35:23 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: nhwingut
HAHA this is news? Meanwhile Obama's impoverished Aunt turns out to be illegal-- media doesn't care until a British paper digs up the story...

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.

21 posted on 11/01/2008 4:35:28 PM PDT by exist
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To: Pinkbell

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.


22 posted on 11/01/2008 4:38:13 PM PDT by lacrew (Let Biden be Biden!)
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To: skeeter

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.

Too stupid.


23 posted on 11/01/2008 4:43:57 PM PDT by tpanther (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. Edmund Burke)
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To: autumnraine

I’d like to know how these goofballs got the phone number.


24 posted on 11/01/2008 4:45:00 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: skeeter

Palin’s campaign confirmed it is real, “C’est la vie.”.


25 posted on 11/01/2008 4:45:52 PM PDT by alconservative (Uphold the Constitution.)
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To: mass55th

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.


26 posted on 11/01/2008 4:46:25 PM PDT by MikeFrancesa.com (www.war69.com)
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To: Pinkbell

So? She did very well, overall.


27 posted on 11/01/2008 4:46:28 PM PDT by onedoug ( Barracuda!)
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To: mrsmith

I thought she was “cloistered away” and “going rogue.”


28 posted on 11/01/2008 4:47:40 PM PDT by eclecticEel (men who believe deeply in something, even wrong, usually triumph over men who believe in nothing)
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To: Kahuna

Right on!


29 posted on 11/01/2008 4:51:45 PM PDT by Godsgirl
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To: autumnraine

Um, she SHOULD have been able to tell the difference after some of the things he said.

Read the transcript.


30 posted on 11/01/2008 4:55:51 PM PDT by lieutenant columbo
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To: lieutenant columbo

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...


31 posted on 11/01/2008 5:14:13 PM PDT by queenkathy (Pray 4 Josh... www.carepages.com ( joshuaourwarrior) brain injury from allergy shot)
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To: autumnraine
Actually, I thought she handled it remarkably well. What do you say if you think this is really the French Prime Minister. You laugh politely and move the conversation along. There is a bunch of Obots on the WashPost site posting comments complaining that she doesn't know who the PM of Canada is, but if you read the transcript and listen to the call, it's not clear what the impersonator was saying and it makes perfect sense for Palin to just plow through it as she did and pivot the conversation. Honestly, I don't think she said anything embarrassing. The "Nailin' Palin" thing was hard to understand what he was saying through the thick accent. I can imagine she was just thinking, "okay whatever."

These guys have pranked the Queen, Bill Gates, Jacque Chirac, Mick Jagger, etc. They're good at this sort of thing.

32 posted on 11/01/2008 5:20:34 PM PDT by GipperGal
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To: Pinkbell

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.


33 posted on 11/01/2008 5:41:31 PM PDT by ObamaandAyersaTerroristsBFFL
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To: autumnraine
Yes, she is a dolt! SIX MINUTES of outrageous conversation?

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.

34 posted on 11/01/2008 5:56:33 PM PDT by Texas_shutterbug
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To: CanadianMusherinMI
She knew it was a joke, but she was stupid enough to go along with it?

Right.

35 posted on 11/01/2008 5:58:20 PM PDT by Texas_shutterbug
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To: tpanther
"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."

But apparently it passed the smell test for her!

ROFLOL Oh, my goodness, that woman is dumb.

36 posted on 11/01/2008 5:59:18 PM PDT by Texas_shutterbug
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To: Pinkbell

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.


37 posted on 11/01/2008 6:04:49 PM PDT by mwl8787
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To: Pinkbell

And just how are we to know that Tina Fey wasn’t on the other end of that line?

Thanks, Canada! Stay classy!


38 posted on 11/01/2008 6:06:52 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: Texas_shutterbug
yah, like it is more likely that she believed he just called her out of the blue to discuss of all things dick cheney and killing animals? sorry, i dont think palin is that stupid. what is she suppose to do? she went along, had a laugh... this is just the press doing what they do best, bashing palin. you may think she is a dumb woman, but i dont. until i hear otherwise, from palin herself, the media can bite me!
39 posted on 11/01/2008 6:09:27 PM PDT by CanadianMusherinMI (drill baby drill/mine baby mine!)
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To: CanadianMusherinMI

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.


40 posted on 11/01/2008 6:11:20 PM PDT by Texas_shutterbug
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To: Texas_shutterbug

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.


41 posted on 11/01/2008 6:17:23 PM PDT by denydenydeny ("[Obama acts] as if the very idea of permanent truth is passe, a form of bad taste"-Shelby Steele)
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To: denydenydeny
Biden constantly puts his foot in his mouth. Most definitely. However, the man has a breadth of knowledge that Palin does not have, if only because she's not had the opportunity. However, seeing that she couldn't even name some of the nation's larger newspapers, I'm not sure how much she would take advantage of any opportunities given her.

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.

42 posted on 11/01/2008 6:25:34 PM PDT by Texas_shutterbug
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To: Texas_shutterbug; All

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.


43 posted on 11/01/2008 6:28:02 PM PDT by tpanther (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. Edmund Burke)
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To: Texas_shutterbug

I disagree with you. I think Sarah Palin is a very smart woman and a dolt is not what I would call her.


44 posted on 11/01/2008 6:28:51 PM PDT by autumnraine (Churchill: " we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall never surrender")
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To: tpanther
IF?

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.

45 posted on 11/01/2008 6:32:02 PM PDT by Texas_shutterbug
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To: tpanther

“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.”

Seriously, I haven’t been here long but I already recognize a couple people who haven’t posted anything but to bash Sarah.


46 posted on 11/01/2008 6:32:21 PM PDT by redk
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To: Texas_shutterbug
However, seeing that she couldn't even name some of the nation's larger newspapers, I'm not sure how much she would take advantage of any opportunities given her.

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.

47 posted on 11/01/2008 6:33:06 PM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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To: Texas_shutterbug

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”.


48 posted on 11/01/2008 6:33:11 PM PDT by autumnraine (Churchill: " we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall never surrender")
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To: Texas_shutterbug
"I'm not holding my breath."

Shame.
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.

49 posted on 11/01/2008 6:33:19 PM PDT by mrsmith
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To: HairOfTheDog

Actually, I surf to the four I mentioned. Two liberal. Two conservative.


50 posted on 11/01/2008 6:34:10 PM PDT by Texas_shutterbug
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