Monday, November 03, 2008

The Unbearable Lightness of Being Palin

Listening to Sarah Palin being hoodwinked by a (republican authorised) prank caller pretending to be President Sarkozy I gave her the benefit of the doubt right up to the very end. After all, even though it seemed increasingly unlikely as the conversation went on, it was remotely possible that she was just playing along or even simply being polite. But the end of the prank call made everything clear: Palin had been had, as she genuinely refused to see that the increasingly bizarre remarks made by the make-belief Sarkozy were in fact clues thrown to her by the comedian in question.

Alarm-bells should have started ringing in Sarah's ears when 'Sarkozy' claimed he too could see a foreign country from his home in Paris, namely Belgium (needless to say, you can't actually see Belgium from Paris but that wasn't even the point). Considering the brouhaha her 'I can see Russia from Alaska' statements caused in the media, this should have been the litmus point that should have made her smell the rat.

She remained genuinely clueless and the professional prankster couldn't believe his good fortune...

Full audio of the prank by 'Sarkozy' on Sarah Palin, here...

4 Comments:

At 10:40 PM, Blogger Emmanuel said...

For a while there I thought she realized she was being pranked on the air, because why else would she use campaign talking points in a conversation with a foreign leader (like Joe the Plumber being a hard working American that just doesn't want high taxes - does she not know Sarkozy has no vote in the election?).

She did seem surprised in the end when they told her she was being pranked.

 
At 1:49 AM, Blogger Baconeater said...

Palin's nomination is a complete farce and an embarrassment to the United States.
I don't so much support Obama as I hope Palin loses by a landslide.

 
At 4:50 PM, Blogger Gert said...

BEAJ:

I believe you hope for Palin's defeat, mainly because she's a creationist. To me, at best that's a very secondary reason. I read somewhere on your blog that 'she wants creationism taught in school' (or words to that effect). This appears not to be true: she may wish it was taught but doesn't seem to be advocating actually doing this (according to Newsweek: "Palin has not pushed for teaching creationism in Alaska's schools. She has said that students should be allowed to "debate both sides" of the evolution question, but she also said creationism "doesn't have to be part of the curriculum."").

 
At 5:34 PM, Blogger Baconeater said...

I don't think I wrote that. I said she isn't opposed to it being taught in school.
She is a Rapturist. She laughed at fruit fly research, she hasn't a clue about what the Ist Amendment is.
I can go on.

The Rapturist part is scary...it could lead to trying to fast track Armageddon.

 

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