A Quebec comedy duo notorious for prank calls to celebrities and heads of state has reached Sarah Palin, convincing the Republican vice-presidential nominee she was speaking with French President Nicolas Sarkozy.
The comedy team - The Masked Avengers, consisting of Sebastien Trudel and Marc-Antoine Audette - have pulled similar pranks on other celebrities.
But this one was pulled on a candidate for Vice President of United States, in an election which will be completed this Tuesday. Palin not only is clueless - she is ridiculous, embarrassing. Pathetic is not too strong a word. Which is why this is so frightening.
Listen to Palin's response about whether Joe the Plumber is her "husband". Or about how she giggles when the faux Sarkozy says his wife was "jealous" when he told her he would be talking to Palin, or about how she reacts when "Sarkozy" says he would love to go hunting with her ...
And, think ... this woman could be a heartbeat away from being President.
Are you at all complacent, or inclined not to care too much who wins the election?
Listen to this tape, Parts 1 and 2, and see if you still feel that way...