Palin Prank-Called By "Sarkozy"

Republican Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin was prank called today by a comedy duo from Quebec, who convinced the Alaska governor that she was speaking to French President Nicolas Sarkozy.

Palin seemed unsuspicious during the call, which lasted about six minutes. When told she was being pranked, Palin took the news well, asking what radio station she was on before suddenly getting off the line.

You can listen to the call here or by clicking on the YouTube video below.

Palin's press secretary Tracey Schmitt issued this statement to CBS News' Scott Conroy, who is traveling with the Palin campaign:

"Governor Palin received a phone call on Saturday from a French Canadian talk show host claiming to be French President Nicholas Sarkozy. Governor Palin was mildly amused to learn that she had joined the ranks of heads of state, including President Sarkozy, and other celebrities in being targeted by these pranksters. C'est la vie."

Update: Topics touched on in the prank call included a reference to Palin's political future. When the impersonator ventured, "I see you as a president one day, too," the vice presidential running mate responded, "maybe in eight years."

Palin was effusive in her praise for Sarkozy, saying, "We have such great respect for you. John McCain and I, we love you." When the caller mentioned he liked hunting, Palin said, "We should go hunting together. We can have a lot of fun together while we're getting work done. We could kill two birds with one stone."


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