MONTREAL (AP) — Sarah Palin has unwittingly taken a prank call from a Canadian comedian posing as French President Nicolas Sarkozy and told him she may make a good president in eight years.
The Republican vice presidential nominee discussed politics, the perils of hunting with Vice President Dick Cheney, and Sarkozy’s “beautiful wife,” in the telephone call released Saturday.
When the caller told Palin she would make a good president, she laughed and replied: “Maybe in eight years.”
Palin campaign spokeswoman Tracey Schmitt confirmed she received the prank call.
“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. C’est la vie,” she said.
(with wire reports)
This video is from MSNBC’s News Live, broadcast November 1, 2008.