From the Huffington Post this afternoon, a deliriously rich and successful prank on Sarah Palin. Montreal’s own Masked Avengers somehow got on CKOI radio and managed to snag Palin’s people on the phone with the tasty bait that President Nicolas Sarkozy of France wanted to say hello. How on earth would this possibly happen? Aren’t Palin’s people a little suspicious of a head of state using a Quebec radio station to spread a little last-minute campaign cheer? This is a radio station! Idiot DJs, only in this case the Masked Avengers have been successful before in hoodwinking celebrities like Queen Elizabeth, Jacques Chirac, Bono and Donald Trump before. With folksy Sarah Palin, they have landed on a goldmine because in the following five minutes, not only does the interviewer or the pretend-President Sarkozy not lose his composure, but Palin just keeps up that fawning, down-home charm and spunk that she’s famous for—and is essentially clueless.
As you listen, you might ask yourself why Palin does not end the interview or politely excuse herself the moment, oh I don’t know, when the DJ calls himself “Franck Ouvrier” at 00:04 (Frank Worker), or when Sarkozy says something in French about “killing baby seals” (I like the word “phoque” in French) (02:05), when he says “from my ass I can see Belgium” (02:23), when he calls the Prime Minister of Canada “Stef Carse”, when he says wife Carla Bruni is “hot in bed” (03:56), when he says she wrote a song for her called “le rouge a levres sur une cochonne” (that would be “lipstick on a pig”), etc. Or when he mentions some porn flick (or “documen-tarry”) from Hustler called “Nailin’ Palin”.
This is just too good. When he reveals this is a prank, she still gushes incredulously (“Have we really?”) The Masked Avengers strike again, and once again we get to delight in the gentle and trusting stupidity of someone who could be President.
Still can’t get enough? Here is the full transcript that the Canadian press has just released:
Sarah Palin: This is Sarah.
Masked Avengers: Ah, yeah, Gov. Palin.
Avengers: Just hold on for President Sarkozy, one moment.
P: Oh, it’s not him yet, they’re saying. I always do that.
A: Yes, hello, Gov. Palin.
P: Hello, this is Sarah, how are you?
A: Fine, and you? This is Nicolas Sarkozy speaking, how are you?
P: Oh, it’s so good to hear you. Thank you for calling us.
A: Oh, it’s a pleasure.
P: Thank you sir, we have such great respect for you, John McCain and I. We love you and thank you for taking a few minutes to talk to me.
A: I follow your campaigns closely with my special American adviser Johnny Hallyday, you know?
P: Yes, good.
A: Excellent. Are you confident?
P: Very confident and we’re thankful that polls are showing that the race is tightening and…
A: Well I know very well that the campaign can be exhausting. How do you feel right now, my dear?
P: I feel so good. I feel like we’re in a marathon and at the very end of the marathon you get your second wind and you plow to the finish.
A: You see, I got elected in France because I’m real and you seem to be someone who’s real, as well.
P: Yes, yeah. Nico, we so appreciate this opportunity.
A: You know I see you as a president one day, too.
P: Maybe in eight years.
A: Well, I hope for you. You know, we have a lot in common because personally one of my favourite activities is to hunt, too.
P: Oh, very good. We should go hunting together.
A: Exactly, we could try go hunting by helicopter like you did. I never did that.
Like we say in French, on pourrait tuer des bebe phoques, aussi
P: Well, I think we could have a lot of fun together while we’re getting work done. We can kill two birds with one stone that way.
A: I just love killing those animals. Mmm, mmm, take away life, that is so fun.
I’d really love to go, so long as we don’t bring along Vice-President Cheney.
P: No, I’ll be a careful shot, yes.
A: Yes, you know we have a lot in common also, because except from my house I can see Belgium. That’s kind of less interesting than you.
P: Well, see, we’re right next door to different countries that we all need to be working with, yes.
A: 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 Stef Carse.
P: Well, he’s doing fine, too, and yeah, when you come into a position underestimated it gives you an opportunity to prove the pundits and the critics wrong. You work that much harder.
A: 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?
P: 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 co-operative effort there as we work on all of our resource-development projects. You know, I look forward to working with you and getting to meet you personally and your beautiful wife.
Oh my goodness, you’ve added a lot of energy to your country with that beautiful family of yours.
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.
P: Right, that’s what it’s all about, the middle class and government needing to work for them. You’re a very good example for us here.
A: I see a bit about NBC, even Fox News wasn’t an ally as much as usual.
P: Yeah, that’s what we’re up against.
A: Gov. Palin, I love the documentary they made on your life. You know Hustler’s Nailin’ Paylin?
P: Ohh, good, thank you, yes.
A: That was really edgy.
P: Well, good.
A: I really loved you and I must say something also, governor, you’ve been pranked by the Masked Avengers. We are two comedians from Montreal.
P: Ohhh, have we been pranked? And what radio station is this?
A: CKOI in Montreal.
P: In Montreal? Tell me the radio station call letters.
[Via Huffington Post]