The Palin Crank Call: It’s Real … Real Sad

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.

An excerpt:

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.

11 thoughts on “The Palin Crank Call: It’s Real … Real Sad

  1. For those that don`t speak french the translation of the name of the song,de rouge a levre sur un cochon is the red lipstick on a pig. Bet Palin wishes she had taken a least one class in conversational French now.

  2. The worst thing about the whole thing wasn’t the prank itself or even her idiocy (that’s a given at this point) it was her insipid, vacuous GIGGLING! That drove me through the roof. She sounded like she was sliding off her damn chair over this man. What an embarassment to our sex.

  3. I can’t believe she’s gotten this far with an empty head. It’s amazing what a white woman can get away with in America.

  4. this is straight out of a page in ali g’s book . . . you wouldn’t imagine the things he got officials from britian to the states to talk about. but here it’s especially deserved and effective. o canada!

  5. honestly, i cannot listen to another screech from this woman… i’ll take your word she approached this interview just as approaches every other interview and speech she gives…ignorantly and uninformed…

  6. I was hoping that it was a hoax. Oh well. My questions are, why would she think the highest official in France would call her? Second, how could did these Canadian prankster get such ready access to her? Of course, a teenager did hack her e-mail so I guess this in the realm of possibility.

  7. That duo has done damage in previous local elections so, they’re timing is fantastic. And they’re now getting media interest from all over the world.Marcus, the chances of McCain’s campaign having a knowledgeable francophone on staff who could easily see through the duo are close to nil.

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