Sunday, November 02, 2008

Palin punk’d—by a Canadian!

Actually, they call it “pranked,” and you probably think I’m talking about famous Canadian-born SNL producer Lorne Michaels, but no, no, no. . . or should I say “non, non, non?”

Canadian radio host Marc Antoine Audette convinced Republican VP wannabe Sarah Palin that he was French President Nicolas Sarkozy during a six-minute conversation that aired on Montreal station CKOI.

The pretend président told a giggly Palin that they had much in common—like they both can see foreign countries from their homes (Sarkozy/Audette said he could see Belgium), and how both loved to hunt:

Mr Audette said he would be keen to join her on a helicopter hunting trip.

"I just love killing those animals. Mmm, mmm, take away life, that is so fun," he said in an exaggerated French accent.

"I'd really love to go, so long as we don't bring along Vice-President [Dick] Cheney."

In 2006, Mr Cheney infamously shot and injured a hunting partner while quail-hunting in Texas.

Mrs Palin responded: "I'll be a careful shot."

Audette throws out the wrong name for the Canadian PM, and another for the “Prime Minister of Quebec,” but the Alaskan governor, who often references the border that her state shares with Canada to claim foreign policy cred, not only doesn’t notice, she replies as if she knows these guys.

A star-struck Palin later attempts to compliment Sarkozy’s wife, Carla Bruni—Palin praises her beauty repeatedly, but clearly can’t remember Bruni’s name.

But the very best part for me is right up top when the pseudo Sarko says that he follows Palin’s campaign with his “special American advisor” Johnny Hallyday.

Ladies and Gentlemen, Mesdames et Messieurs, I present to you, je me présente vous, Johnny Hallyday:

Insta-update: Just discovered that the BBC link above has an edited audio excerpt—the full interview is even more brutal:

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A friend just sent in a suggestion for a different Johnny Hallyday number, and it is so much more, um, what’s that French word. . . apropos!

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Anonymous Stop Smoking said...

Very funny... and luckily they didn't pretend this was a 3am call... - Surely someone got their head bitten off after this one...

9:12 PM  

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