ABC News David Wright, Alyssa Litoff, and Bret Hovell report: Foreign relations never were her strong suit, so perhaps it’s understandable that Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin actually appeared to believe that French President Nicholas Sarkozy would call her out of the blue to talk about "unting" and "Joe le plumber."
Perhaps her first hint that it was actually a crank call should have been "Sarkozy’s" admission that "from my ‘ouse, I can see Belgium."
A French Canadian DJ from station CKY engaged Palin in a friendly 7 minute phone conversation before he finally revealed to her that she had been pranked. Listen to the audio HERE.
"You know, I can see you as President one day," the caller cooed, in an accent like Pepe Le Pew.
Palin giggled. "Maybe in 8 years!" she said.
Pepe said he’d love to go hunting with her. She readily agreed.
"I think we could have a lot of fun together as we’re getting work done," Palin told him. "We could kill two birds with one stone that way.
"I just love killing animals, take away life, that is so fun," the phony Sarkozy said.
"I’d really like to go," he said, "as long as we don’t bring vice president Cheney!"
"No," Palin reassured him, "I’ll be a careful shot."
The fake French president told Palin his wife, Carla Bruni, was jealous he was calling her.
"Give her a big hug from me," Palin said.
The dubious Frenchman then sang the praises of a "documentary" about Palin: "Ustler’s Nailin Palin."
Palin thanked him, but seemed to not know what he was talking about.
After the caller finally revealed to Palin she had been pranked, Palin asked to know the call letters of the radio station. She then passed the phone to her aide, who quickly hung up. The real President Sarkozy does not speak fluent English.
The Palin campaign confirms that it was the Governor on the line. "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," Palin spokesman Tracey Schmitt said in a written statement.
Needless to say, the McCain campaign was not amused.