Two radio hosts from Montreal, theÂ Masked AvengersÂ (les Justiciers MasquÃ©s), successfullyÂ impersonated French president Sarkozy and carried on a humorous conversation with VP candidate Sarah Palin. The two comedians are famous for similar prank calls made to former French president Jacques Chirac, Britney Spears, Mick Jagger and yes, even President Sarkozy.
The interview can be heard below and touched on various topics: Palinâ€™s hope for elections, her admiration for the way Sarkozy energized French politics, hunting and their respective spouses.
Richard HÃ©tu, from Canada, reacts to the news (fr):
DÃ©cidÃ©ment, la campagne prÃ©sidentielle ne prendra pas fin trop tÃ´t pour Sarah Palin, qui sâ€™est fait piÃ©ger par les Justiciers MasquÃ©s, comme on peut lâ€™entendre dans le clip ci-dessus. La gouverneure dâ€™Alaska croyait sâ€™entretenir au tÃ©lÃ©phone avec Nicolas Sarkozy, qui lui a notamment parlÃ© de Johnny Halliday, son Â«conseiller spÃ©cialÂ»
The presidential campaign definitely cannot end early enough for Sarah Palin, who was victimized by the Masked Avengers in a phone prank, as you can hear in the clip below. The governor of Alaska believed she was conversing with Nicolas Sarkozy who mentioned to her his special adviser, Johny Halliday ( translator's note: Halliday is a reknowned French singer, famous for being a strongÂ Sarkozy supporter and whose affinity for American culture made him Â chose an American alias).
Hadya, in the comments section, still cannot believe Palin fell for the prank:
Et cet accent FranÃ§ais exagÃ©rÃ©! Câ€™est tellement caricatural.Mais comment elle a pu marcher Ã ce point?
And the overdone French accent! It's such a caricature. How could she have fallen for it for that long?
JimdeQuebec does not appreciate the Masked Avengers brand of humor and finds attenuating circumstances for the fact that Palin persevered with the conversation despite the growing absurd remarks by the comedian. However, Â he is still appalled that Palin does not seem to know who the Canadian prime minister is:
Que Palin ne sache pas que le premier ministre du Canada est Stephen Harper me sidÃ¨re! BiensÃ»r, je suppose que lorsque vous parlez Ã un prÃ©sident Ã©trangÃ© dâ€™un pays du G8 vous fermez votre gueule mÃªme devant les blagues de mauvais goÃ»t, spÃ©cialement si lâ€™interlocuteur a un accent imcomprÃ©hensible et que vous Ãªtes plus ou moins sÃ»r de tout saisir.Â Â
The fact Palin does not seem to know that the prime minister of Canada is Stephen Harper blows my mind! I suppose that when one is talking to the president of a G8 nation, one would keep quiet even when confronted with dubious jokes, especially if that person has an incomprehensible accent and that you are not sure that you understood everything he said.
Julie Connan, highlights the fact thatÂ Sarah Palin reveals that in eight years, she might just run at the top of the ticket:
Sarah Palin se dit confiante avant le scrutin de mardi et se rÃ©jouit que les sondages montrent un rÃ©trÃ©cissement de l'Ã©cart entre les candidats dÃ©mocrate et rÃ©publicain.”Je vous vois prÃ©sidente un jour vous aussi”, dit alors l'humoriste. “Peut-Ãªtre dans huit ans”, lui rÃ©pond Sarah Palin avec un petit rireÂ
Sarah Palin said that she was confident before election day on Tuesday that was excited that the polls showed the republican ticket closing the gap on the democrats. “I can see you as a president one day,” says the comedian. “Maybe in eight years,” answered a giggling Sarah Palin.
Il faut bien davantage pour convaincre et sÃ©duire les Ã©lectrices que de leur proposer de rallier le panache dâ€™une farouche chasseuse dâ€™ours, elle-mÃªme assez inexpÃ©rimentÃ©e. Mais câ€™est surtout un choix qui frise lâ€™absurde quand on sait que les fÃ©ministes, les plus susceptibles de voter pour une Femme par conviction idÃ©ologique, rejetteront Palin en raison de ses positions anti-avortement.
It may take more than that to convince and seduce women voters, more than an inexperienced charismatic bear hunter. However, the absurdity of the Palin pick lies mainly in the fact that feminists, who may lean towards a female candidate from an ideological perspective, will reject Palin based on her pro-life stance.