The very serious French newspaper, Le Monde, reported today that Sarah Palin fell for a prank by a humorist from Quebec, Canada, who called Palin on the telephone saying he was French President Nicolas Sarkozy.
This is not the first time this comic, who is part of a comedy duo called “Les justiciers masqués“, has made a politician fall for this type of prank call and one of his other victims was … Nicolas Sarkozy.
Normally, I wouldn’t have paid much attention to this as virtually anyone could fall for this kind of thing, but a few details left me troubled and illustrate again Palin’s total lack of qualification for the post of Vice-President.
Le Monde reports that as the conversation progressed Palin didn’t catch on at all when the fake Sarkozy, complimenting her on her knowledge of international relations, recited two completely imaginary names for the Canadian and Quebecois Prime Ministers (and yes there are two: Stephen Harper is the Prime Minister of Canada and Jean Charest is the Prime Minister of Quebec).
Further on, the comic even went so far as to compliment Palin on a recent American pornographic film in which a Palin look-alike plays the main role, saying that he thought it was a biographical film on her life. Palin’s reaction according to le Monde: “Oh thank you”.
The call goes on and on for six painful minutes with Palin not suspecting a thing (and having no idea how to react) while the fake Sarkozy speaks of his “special American adviser” Johnny Hallyday, how he loves hunting from airplanes and killing baby seals, how his wife is hot in bed and how she wrote a song for Palin, and that’s just a start.
It was not until the comic himself told Palin that she had fallen for a prank call that the call was cut by one of Palin’s assistants.
- A red flag should have went up the second she received a call from “Nicolas Sarkozy”.
- Another red flag should have went up in Palin’s head as soon as the comic started complimenting her on her knowledge of international relations.
- A really big red flag should have gone up in Palin’s head when “Nicolas Sarkozy” gave her made-up names for the Canadian and Quebecois Prime Ministers.
- A humongous, gargantuan red flag should have went up when “Nicolas Sarkozy” started talking about a porno as being her life story.
I’m sure that Sarah Palin is a fine woman. But she must not be one 72 year-old heartbeat away from the Oval Office.
Vote November 4th.
Here’s the original article from Le Monde: