When a reader sent me a shout on Facebook about this story I just knew it had to be a hoax. Unfortunately for Republican veep candidate Sarah Palin, it is not. She got Punk’d by some wacky Canadian comics.
Oh Canada, indeed!
Posing as French President Nicolas Sarkozy, the Masked Avengers got all kinds of Crank Yankers on their Alaskan neighbor and it quickly goes from funny to sad to scary as no matter how out of bounds the duo gets Palin does seem to realize she’s being played. Even when they bring up the “documentary”/Larry Flint porno starring her doppelganger or banging Sarkozy’s model/pop star wife Carla Bruni, she just keeps agreeing and going along until they finally fess up to who they are.
Gawker’s Alex Carnevale writes, “From the sound of it, even the Masked Avengers got a little spooked at how seriously they’re being taken here.”
Globe and Mail has the transcript and the sad, sad details.
A: Thank you very much. You know my wife Carla would love to meet you, even though you know she was a bit jealous that I was supposed to speak to you today.
P: Well, give her a big hug for me.
A: You know my wife is a popular singer and a former top model and she’s so hot in bed. She even wrote a song for you.
P: Oh my goodness, I didn’t know that.
A: Yes, in French it’s called de rouge a levre sur un cochon, or if you prefer in English, Joe the Plumber…it’s his life, Joe the Plumber.
P: Maybe she understands some of the unfair criticism but I bet you she is such a hard worker, too, and she realizes you just plow through that criticism.
A: I just want to be sure. That phenomenon Joe the Plumber. That’s not your husband, right?
P: That’s not my husband but he’s a normal American who just works hard and doesn’t want government to take his money.
A: Yes, yes, I understand we have the equivalent of Joe the Plumber in France. It’s called Marcel, the guy with bread under his armpit.
For the record, Canada:1, Palin: 0.