Sunday, November 2, 2008

Quebec Pair Prank Palin With Faux-Sarkozy Phone Call

Republican vice presidential candidate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, right, speaks as Florida Gov. Charlie Crist watches during a campaign rally in New Port Richey, Fla., Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008. (AP Photo / Mike Carlson) News Staff

Two notorious Quebec comedians have pranked Sarah Palin, tricking the Republican vice-presidential nominee into thinking she was speaking with French President Nicolas Sarkozy during a Saturday afternoon phone call.

"Oh my God, seriously, it's probably the biggest we've ever done," Marc-Antoine Audette, a member of comedy duo The Masked Avengers, told Saturday afternoon.

During the nearly seven-minute chat, the conversation ranges from politics to hunting with vice-president Dick Cheney.

The topics also touch on Palin's political future -- a sensitive topic for some of John McCain's campaign staffers, who have suggested Palin is already looking at a presidential run in the next four years.

"I see you as a president one day, too," says one of the pranksters to Palin.

"Maybe in eight years," she responds.

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