Republican Vice-Presidential nominee Sarah Palin got punk'd yesterday by a Canadian comedian posing as French President Nicolas Sarkozy over the phone. The two discussed politics, Sarkozy's "beautiful wife', and the perils of hunting with Vice President Dick Cheney. Here's a small snippet from MSNBC,
"He tells Palin one of his favorite pastimes is hunting, also a passion of the 44-year-old Alaska governor. '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.'
The comedian then jokes that they shouldn't bring Cheney along on the hunt, referring to the 2006 incident in which the vice-president shot and injured a friend while hunting quail. 'I'll be a careful shot,' responds Palin."
Hunting wolves from helicopters while discussing politics? Ah, the potential future of American diplomacy. Apparently, Palin only caught on that the call was a joke after the comedian let the ruse fall and told her who he was. "Ohhh, have we been pranked?" Palin asked before handing the phone to an aide who ended the call.
The Obama campaign amusingly responded to the news saying, "I'm glad we check out our calls before we hand the phone to Barack Obama."