Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/11/03/palin_punkd/
Sarah Palin gets righteously punk'd
Nic Sarko calls to praise Who’s Nailin’ Paylin?
USA '08 US vice-presidential hopeful and Alaskan MILF pin-up Sarah Palin this weekend demostrated that she's more than ready to mix it up with the world's movers and shakers when she fielded a call from none other than French prez Nicolas Sarkozy.
Or rather, when she chewed the fat with Canadian radio wags Sébastien Trudel and Marc-Antoine Audette, aka The Masked Avengers, of Montreal's CKOI-FM in the belief that Sarko really had called to sing the praises of Who’s Nailin’ Paylin?:
According to the Globe and Mail, CKOI-FM spent five days last week setting up the historic conversation, as Audette explained: "When we started to work on the idea last Tuesday, we thought it would be mission impossible. But after about a dozen calls, we started to realize it might work, because her staff didn't know the name of the French President. They asked us to spell it."
Trudel added: "She never, never suspected anything. It was a little bit frightening."
Palin's spokeswoman, Tracey Schmitt, said of the humiliation: "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."
While the Élysée Palace declined to comment on the matter, Barack Obama's campaign spokesman, Robert Gibbs, said: "I'm glad we check out our calls before we hand the phone to Barack Obama." ®