Goofs

Palin Skewered by Prankster’s Call

How gullible do we want our next vice president? When Sarah Palin answered a prank call from a Canadian comedy duo, The Masked Avengers, who, posing as Nicolas Sarkozy, asked her (albeit in French) whether they could go hunting baby seals from a helicopter together, her reply was: “We could have a lot of fun together as we’re getting work done. We could kill two birds with one stone that way.” And she revealed her political ambitions. Would you like to be president? the phony Sarko asked. “Maybe in eight years,” she replied. The Palin campaign mustered a dignified—and humorous response. “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,” said spokeswoman Tracy Schmitt. “C’est la vie.”