Palin Borat-ted Out
Sarah Palin fielded an interesting phone call today from Marc-Antoine Audette and Sebastien Trudel, a Montreal comedy duo aka the Masked Avengers. What was so interesting was that Audette was broadly impersonating French President Nicolas Sarkozy, dropping broad hints that the call was a hoax and making outlandish comments like how hot his wife was in bed and telling Palin how much he loved a Larry Flynt porno film using a Palin lookalike (to which the Alaska Governor's response was, "Ohh, good, thank you, yes.")
Some highlights from the phone call:
"I just love killing those animals. Mmm, mmm, take away life, that is so fun," the fake Sarkozy says.
He proposes they go hunting together by helicopter, something he says he has never done.
"Well, I think we could have a lot of fun together while we're getting work done," Palin counters. "We can kill two birds with one stone that way."
"You know we have a lot in common also, because ... from my house I can see Belgium."
"Well, see, we're right next door to different countries that we all need to be working with, yes."
When Audette refers to Canadian singer Steph Carse as Canada's prime minister, Palin replies: "Well, he's doing fine and yeah, 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." Canada's prime minister is Stephen Harper.
Palin spokesperson Tracey Schmitt was less than amused.
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.
Got that? Palin getting punk'd by a pair of notorious pranksters puts her on a par with actual heads of state. Let's hope she wouldn't be as clueless if she ever gets an email from the aforementioned Stephen Harper.
November also happens to be the cruelest month for Republicans on the campaign trail. Some of you may remember Bush getting punk'd back in 2000 when he was fooled into thinking the name of Canada's Prime Minister was Jean Poutine, a French dish made of gravy, cheese curds and Freedom fries.
I'd love to see what Borat would do to John McCain the night before election day.