How to Pull a Palin Punk: Perseverance

Audette, as Sarkozy, then told Palin he shared her interest in hunting and that they could "go hunting by helicopter like you did." He added in French that they could kill baby seals. Switching back to English, he said, "I just love killing those animals. Mmm, mmm, take away life, that is so fun. I'd really go, so long as we don't bring along Vice President Cheney."

"No. I'll be a careful shot, yes," Palin replied.

The phony Sarkozy remarked that "we have a lot in common. Also, except from my house, I can see Belgium." To which Palin replied, "Well, see, we're right next door to different countries that we all need to be working with, yes."

The fake French president then told Palin that his wife, the singer and songwriter Carla Bruni, was "hot in bed" and "jealous that I was supposed to speak to you today." He added that "I love the documentary they made on your life. You know, Hustler's 'Nailin' Palin'?" Palin answered, "Oh, good, thank you, yes," Palin said obviously unaware of what he was talking about.

Audette said that most of the time, he is only able to use "30 to 40 percent of the material" he and Trudel have written for their crank calls before the person they are conning realizes the put on.

"But with Mrs. Palin we got lucky, because we used all the material we had written. At the end, we had to improvise."

He added, "I was pretty nervous. I was wondering if someone was listening and would cut us off, or that maybe Mrs. Palin would say, 'This is not the president of France.' But once she started calling me Nicolas … I said, 'Maybe I have a chance. Maybe this could work.' It is something, isn't it? A lot of journalists would love to have a word with her. We are pretty proud of what we did."

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