Monday, November 03, 2008


Ma connaissance fine, Guillaume, who writes the Vraie Fiction blog ( ) may be more familiar with the oeuvre of French-Canadian comedian Marc-Antoine Audette, who phoned Sarah Palin, claiming to be Nicholas Sarkozy, confirmed McCain's running mate to be every bit the gullible reactionary she really is ( ).
Suzanne Goldenberg's report contains this gem:
"Palin, evidently thrilled to take what she had been told by aides was a call from the French leader, told the faux Sarkozy within a matter of seconds that she loved him. She did her best to keep that love alive, even when the conversation took an increasingly bizarre turn. When her caller pointed out that the two have a lot in common 'except from my house I can see Belgium', Palin cheerfully responded: 'Well, see, we're right next door to different countries that we all need to be working with.' "
It's easy to laugh, but just think, within the next 36 hours this woman could become the US Vice-President.

1 comment:

Guillaume said...

Yes, I am familiar with the Justiciers Masqués. The prank call is much funnier for a Quebecker, as there are jokes refering to Quebec that a non-Quebecker would not be aware of. In the call, Stephen Harper is mistaken for Stef Carse (a third rate country singer), premier Jean Charest is mistaken for Richard Z. Sirois (a comedian), there are mentions of "chasse aux bébés phoques" (baby seal hunt, but the word seal, "phoque", sounds exactly like the f word), etc. My favourite bit was when he mentions a (fictitious) song from Carla Bruni in Palin's honour, "du rouge à lèvres sur une cochonne", which is of course a direct translation of "a pig with lipstick", except that in French, "cochonne" can also mean a sexually promiscuous woman. Audette said in an interview that only Britney Spears and Sarah Palin had to be told that they were being pranked. That says something.