Nicolas Sarkozy Voodoo Doll and Palin Prank
French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been in the news most recently when he lost a lawsuit trying to block the sale of a voodoo doll using his likeness. The court felt he should lighten up and not take it so seriously.
Then 2 French-Canadian comedians duped Alaskan Gov. Sarah Palin into believing she was talking to the French President. There’s a transcript online. To be fair, listening to an accent she was unfamiliar with on the phone, she probably didn’t really “catch” half of what he said. At one point, the Sarkozy impersonator talks about France’s First Lady, Carla Bruni:
Sarkozy Impersonator: Thank you very much. You know my wife, Carla, would love to meet you. You know even though she was a bit jealous that I was supposed to speak to you today. [Hahahaha]
Sarah Palin: (Hahahha) Well give her a big hug from me.
Sarkozy Impersonator: You know my wife is a popular singer and a former top model and she’s so hot in bed. She even wrote a song for you.
Sarah Palin: Oh my goodness! I didn’t know that.
Also note that the transcript takes the trouble to explain who Johnny Hallyday is, presuming that most Americans reading the transcript or listening to the call wouldn’t get that either. Hallyday is the French equivalent of Elvis Presley. He is a good friend of Sarkozy.
Hallyday is actually 20 something years older than Sarah Palin. Although he is still performing and well-loved in Europe, the height of his international fame was in the 60s, when Sarah Palin was a little girl.