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01 November 2008 @ 08:40 pm
Palin gets pranked  
A couple of Montreal radio comedians were able to mimic French accents well enough to get through to Sarah Palin personally, pretending to be Nikolas Sarkozy (president of France) and a secretary in his office.

Palin stays on-message throughout, but misses a series of interesting little hints, like a completely wrong name for the prime minister of Canada... And either they have a funny accent, or that's bad fake French (I'm far from an expert, and could be wrong).

Anyway, linked via jpmassar, here's the link to the video. I link his journal because YouTube has already taken the video down at least once, and he seems to be updating the link.
Angela di Tenebreditenebre on November 2nd, 2008 05:47 am (UTC)
It's embarrassing, you know? Especially since, at the point in which the fake Sarkozy mentions all the comments about her experience in foreign relations, she shows how true those comments are when she shows a complete lack of knowledge about a neighboring country, and one with which she supposedly has developed a strong relationship.

Fake Sarkozy: "Some people said in the last days - and I thought that was mean - that you weren't experienced enough in foreign relations, and you know that's completely false. That's the thing that I said to my great friend, the prime minister of Canada, Steph Carse."

Sarah Palin: "Well, he's doing fine, too, and yeah, when you come into a position under-estimated it gives you an opportunity to prove the pundits and the critics wrong. You work that much harder."

Fake Sarkozy: "I was wondering, because you are so next to him, one of my good friends, the Prime Minister of Quebec, Mr. Richard Z. Sirois - have you met him recently? Did he come to one of your rallies?"

Sarah Palin: "I haven't seen him at one of the rallies, but it's been great working with the Canadian officials. I know as governor, we have a great cooperative effort there as we work on all of our resource-development projects."

I wonder how the Prime Minister of Canada, Stephen Harper, feels about the fact that she not only did not know what his name should be, but that she, in essence, elevated Québec to the status of a sovereign nation. As much as the Québécois are yearning for independence, there is no Prime Minister of Québec. And the Premier of Québec is Jean Charest.

Edited at 2008-11-02 05:49 am (UTC)
Noahangelbob on November 2nd, 2008 03:41 pm (UTC)
Apparently the title of Premier of Quebec is sometimes translated as "prime minister of Quebec" -- I checked Wikipedia, because I initially thought the same thing you did. Though yeah, he isn't named Richard Sirois :-)
griffjongriffjon on November 2nd, 2008 03:42 pm (UTC)
Is this... valid? Really? Sigh.
Noahangelbob on November 2nd, 2008 03:43 pm (UTC)
'Fraid so. I saw a report about it on Yahoo News as well.
Yaniyanijc on November 3rd, 2008 02:17 am (UTC)
I misread your title at first as "Palin gets panicked" and was really happy for a moment.