This is so pitiful, it is scary!! If she is elected, this is the woman who may answer the Red Phone! Help us All!! (see you tube video upper right hand corner)
Montreal radio host calls VP candidate pretending to be French president Sarkozy
Agence France-PressePublished: 16 hours ago
Sarah Palin is the latest victim of a notorious radio prankster tag team from Montreal who phoned the Republican U.S. vice-presidential hopeful Saturday and impersonated French President Nicolas Sarkozy.
After Palin realized the call was a hoax, her campaign staff conceded that she was "mildly amused."
John McCain's running mate enthusiastically took the call from the fake Sarkozy. "It's so good to hear you, thank you for calling us ... we have such great respect for you, John McCain and I, we love you," Palin said.
She appeared unfazed by the fake president's thick French accent and outrageous comments.
At one point, the impersonator, comedian Sébastien Trudel, told the Alaskan governor he is following the U.S. elections closely along with his special U.S. adviser, Johnny Hallyday, a famous French rock'n'roll singer.
When the fake president told Palin that his wife, Carla Bruni, is "hot in bed," the governor chuckled and complimented him for his "beautiful family."
Palin also offered to continue relations if she reaches the White House. "We should go hunting together," she said.
Palin laughed at Trudel's response: "I just love killing those animals. ... Take away life, that is so fun!"
"I see you as a president one day, too," the comedian said.
"Maybe in eight years," Palin replied.
Trudel and Marc-Antoine Audette have used their impersonations to target former French president Jacques Chirac, singers Mick Jagger and Britney Spears, and Sarkozy himself.
"This was our most explosive coup so far," said Audette, adding it was "difficult" for Trudel to get the request for a phone conversation past Palin's entourage and Secret Service detail.
The McCain campaign released a statement about the phone call: "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."