Canadian DJ Chalks Palin Prank Up to Perseverance

'A lot of journalists would love to have a word' with press-shy candidate
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 3, 2008 2:49 PM CST
Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin addresses a rally in Jefferson City, Mo., today.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – The French-Canadian radio host who fooled Sarah Palin into thinking he was French president Nicolas Sarkozy chalks up his coup to simple hard work. “Call it luck, call it perseverance, call it what you want,” Marc-Antoine Audette tells ABC about Saturday’s 7-minute interview. He says his staff spent 4 days working the phones before eventually scoring the exclusive.

“I was pretty nervous,” says the Montreal personality. “It is something, isn’t it? A lot of journalists would love to have a word with her. We are pretty proud of what we did.”