CKOI's Masked Avengers Punk Palin
November 3, 2008 at 5:31 AM (PT)
Ah, the power of radio!
Top 40 CKOI/MONTREAL personality MARC-ANTOINE AUDETTE, part of the afternoon comedy duo the MASKED AVENGERS, was the lead voice posing as French President NICOLAS SARKOZY on SATURDAY (11/01) during a 7-minute phone conversation with Republican VP Candidate SARAH PALIN.
AUDETTE/SARKOZY discussed things that they had in common such as politics, hunting, JOE THE PLUMBER and seeing BELGIUM from his home just as she can see RUSSIA from her home. Despite numerous hints that this was a serious punking, PALIN never picked up on the well-planned radio prank until AUDETTE clued her in.
A statement from PALIN's campaign said, "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."
OBAMA's campaign spokesman ROBERT GIBBS, commented, "I'm glad we check out our calls before we hand the phone to BARACK OBAMA."