Comic Duo Punks Palin by Phone

She gushes as they imitate Sarkozy, call Bruni 'hot in bed'
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 1, 2008 5:59 PM CDT
Republican vice presidential candidate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, attends a rally at the West Port High School in Ocala, Fla., Saturday, Nov.1, 2008.   (AP Photo/Phil Sandlin)
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(Newser) – Two Canadian comics fooled Sarah Palin by calling her up and imitating Nicolas Sarkozy, the Canadian Press reports. During the 6-minute chat, Palin gushed about her respect for the French president, and listened as wife Carla Bruni was described as "hot in bed." Finally, comedian Marc-Antoine Audette came clean. "Ohhhh," Palin said. "Have we been pranked?"

Audette, half of a Quebecois comedy team, dropped clues along the way, such as:

  • Referring to French actor/singer Johnny Hallyday as Sarkozy's special adviser to the US.
  • Inviting Palin on a hunting trip because "I just love killing those animals."
  • Calling the Hustler Nailin' Paylin video "the documentary they made on your life."
Palin's team later said she was "mildly amused" by the call. Said Audette: "I hope we won't have a one-way ticket to Guantanamo Bay."