Sunday, November 02, 2008

Palin's prank call (and why Canadians think Americans are stupid)

Yesterday, Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin unwittingly took a prank phone call from a Canadian comedian posing as French President Nicolas Sarkozy. During the call, the comedian, Marc-Antoine Audette (half of the Montreal comedy duo the Masked Avengers), speaks in an exaggerated French accent and drops numerous hints that the conversation is a joke, yet Palin fails to pick up on them.

At one point during the call—which will be broadcast tomorrow on a Montreal radio station—Audette refers to Canadian singer Steph Carse as Canada's prime minister. Palin fails to correct him and even offers generic praise for Carse, seemingly oblivious to the fact that Canada's prime minister is Stephen Harper. At one point, Audette even says: "You know we have a lot in common also, because ... from my house I can see Belgium."

Perhaps the worst part, however, is that after being informed that she's been pranked and the callers are from a radio station in Montreal, you can hear Palin complaining to her advisor that it's a prank call from "a radio station in France."

Click here to listen to the audio.