Gov. Sarah Palin was pranked yesterday by Canada’s Masked Avengers.
Palin unwittingly took a call from the radio duo posing as French President Nicolas Sarkozy and telling her she would make a good president someday.
“Maybe in eight years,” Palin replies.
During the call Palin discusses politics, hunting with Vice President Dick Cheney, and Sarkozy’s “beautiful wife,” in a recording of the six-minute call released Saturday and set to air Monday on a Quebec radio station.
Palin campaign spokeswoman Tracey Schmitt confirmed she had received the prank call.
“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,” she said.
The Masked Avengers are Sébastien Trudel and Marc-Antoine Audette, who are known for making prank calls to famous persons by pretending to be government officials or officers in charitable organizations.
Working mostly in French, except for their international crank calls, they host the afternoon program Les Cerveaux de l’info on CKOI-FM in Montreal, and are known to their Quebec fans as Les Justiciers Masqués.
Here’s the transcript of the call:
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 phoque s, aussi.
P: Well, I think we could have a lot of fun together while we’re getting work