Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Sarah Palin's narcissism

Someone mentioned this prank call over at Mudflats and suggested reviving it. Good idea! It shows Sarah Palin's narcissism and ignorance so clearly and it's a great laugh. I have added notes about the various people "Mr Sarkozy" mentioned and translated the French bits. Enjoy!

Sarah Palin: This is Sarah.

Masked Avengers: Ah, yeah, Gov. Palin.

Palin: Hello.

Masked Avengers: Just hold on for President Sarkozy, one moment.

SP: Oh, it's not him yet, they're saying. I always do that.

MA: Yes, hello, Gov. Palin.

SP: Hello, this is Sarah, how are you?

MA: Fine, and you? This is Nicolas Sarkozy speaking, how are you?

SP: Oh, it's so good to hear you. Thank you for calling us.

MA: Oh, it's a pleasure.

SP: Thank you sir, we have such great respect for you, John McCain and I. We love you and thank you for taking a few minutes to talk to me.

MA: I follow your campaigns closely with my special American adviser Johnny Hallyday (French rock star), you know?

SP: Yes, good.

MA: Excellent. Are you confident?

SP: Very confident and we're thankful that polls are showing that the race is tightening and...

MA: Well I know very well that the campaign can be exhausting. How do you feel right now, my dear?

SP: I feel so good. I feel like we're in a marathon and at the very end of the marathon you get your second wind and you plow to the finish.

MA: You see, I got elected in France because I'm real and you seem to be someone who's real, as well.

SP: Yes, yeah. Nico, we so appreciate this opportunity.

MA: You know I see you as a president one day, too.

SP: Maybe in eight years.

MA: Well, I hope for you. You know, we have a lot in common because personally one of my favourite activities is to hunt, too.

SP: Oh, very good. We should go hunting together.

MA: Exactly, we could try go hunting by helicopter like you did. I never did that. Like we say in French, on pourrait tuer des bebe phoques, aussi (we could kill baby seals, too).

SP: Well, I think we could have a lot of fun together while we're getting work done. We can kill two birds with one stone that way.

MA: I just love killing those animals. Mmm, mmm, take away life, that is so fun. I'd really love to go, so long as we don't bring along Vice-President Cheney.

SP: No, I'll be a careful shot, yes.

MA: Yes, you know we have a lot in common also, because except from my house I can see Belgium. That's kind of less interesting than you.

SP: Well, see, we're right next door to different countries that we all need to be working with, yes.

MA: Some people said in the last days and I thought that was mean that you weren't experienced enough in foreign relations and you know that's completely false. That's the thing that I said to my great friend, the prime minister of Canada Stef Carse (Canadian country singer).

SP: Well, he's doing fine, too, and yeah, when you come into a position underestimated it gives you an opportunity to prove the pundits and the critics wrong. You work that much harder.

MA: I was wondering because you are so next to him, one of my good friends, the prime minister of Quebec, Mr. Richard Z. Sirois (Canadian comedian), have you met him recently? Did he come to one of your rallies?

SP: I haven't seen him at one of the rallies but it's been great working with the Canadian officials. I know as governor we have a great co-operative effort there as we work on all of our resource-development projects. You know, I look forward to working with you and getting to meet you personally and your beautiful wife. Oh my goodness, you've added a lot of energy to your country with that beautiful family of yours.

MA: Thank you very much. You know my wife Carla would love to meet you, even though you know she was a bit jealous that I was supposed to speak to you today.

SP: Well, give her a big hug for me.

MA: You know my wife is a popular singer and a former top model and she's so hot in bed. She even wrote a song for you.

SP: Oh my goodness, I didn't know that.

MA: Yes, in French it's called de rouge a levre sur un cochon (lipstick on a pig), or if you prefer in English, Joe the's his life, Joe the Plumber.

SP: Maybe she understands some of the unfair criticism but I bet you she is such a hard worker, too, and she realizes you just plow through that criticism.

MA: I just want to be sure. That phenomenon Joe the Plumber. That's not your husband, right?

SP: That's not my husband but he's a normal American who just works hard and doesn't want government to take his money.

MA: Yes, yes, I understand we have the equivalent of Joe the Plumber in France. It's called Marcel, the guy with bread under his armpit.

SP: Right, that's what it's all about, the middle class and government needing to work for them. You're a very good example for us here.

MA: I see a bit about NBC, even Fox News wasn't an ally as much as usual.

SP: Yeah, that's what we're up against.

MA: Gov. Palin, I love the documentary they made on your life. You know Hustler's Nailin' Paylin? (porn movie)

SP: Ohh, good, thank you, yes.

MA: That was really edgy.

SP: Well, good.

MA: I really loved you and I must say something also, governor, you've been pranked by the Masked Avengers. We are two comedians from Montreal.

SP: Ohhh, have we been pranked? And what radio station is this?

MA: CKOI in Montreal.

SP: In Montreal? Tell me the radio station call letters.

MA: CK...hello?


lexky said...

i love your site and the way you write. thank you for printing that out. i laughed out loud. that was one of the greatest pranks of all time. thank you so much. keep up the great work.

Dianne said...

Priceless and something that cannot be allowed to fade away. Made me laugh (again) and also made me shake my head that she is so self-centered that she actually believed this and so ignorant that she fell for it. I'll be she stomped her foot when she FINALLY got it.

Anonymous said...

What I remember reading about it it that only Sarah Palin and Britney Spears were completely fooled by these guys....

MyOwnThoughts said...

When I first heard the recording- I was struck by how narcissistic Palin sounded when she was first taking the call. She seemed to be asking her assistant if Sarkozy was already on the phone..and then appeared to be upset when she had to hold for him. If it were President Sarkozy- would she actually expect HIM to wait on the phone for HER?? You can't be much more delusional or narcissistic than that!

Ennealogic said...

This is definitely a classic. No way will this ever be forgotten.

Naive, narcissistic SP... giggling like a schoolgirl. "We love you!"

Freedom fries, freedom toast be damned, eh?

basheert said...

This is simply one more example of how incredibly STUPID this woman is. Self centered, narcissistic, completely out of touch with reality.

The GOOD news is that although she has the "base", it is physically impossible to win a national campaign without crossover Indies and Dems. She may have the freaks on her side..but that is ALL she has. The numbers are not there for her.

Her insanity is showing. Even some Repubs are scared of her...

Candice said...

This is hilarious, any way you slice the bread from under the armpit! lol I loved that line the best about Marcel in France. That one makes me laugh every time!!!
Thanks for posting this, it has made my morning.

luna1580 said...

the most amazing thing is that she didn't catch on the moment they started mis-naming canadian officials. since SP is so keen to run a gas pipeline through canada it's shocking the she wouldn't know the current prime minister, etc. by name!

i could forgive her for not knowing the entertainers names subbed in for them, but to not notice the mistakes at all....

Anonymous said...

Regina, you're the best! I laughed my head off - again! Even funnier with your explanations. Keep up the good work. I really needed a laugh this morning! Thanks!

KaJo said...

I've been told by diehard C4Pers that it wasn't one of SP's own incompetents that vetted this phone call, it was a RNC staff person.

The thing is, it took the pranksters TWO DAYS to put this call through! So you KNOW the RNC vetting process was a bit amateurish, right?

The problems with accepting the call in the first place:

1) I've been told it's against international protocol for ANY candidate in a US election campaign to accept messages or phone calls from foreign heads of state.

2) it's also against rules & regs governing election ethics for a subordinate on the ticket, i.e., the VP candidate, to accept messages/phone calls from dignitaries instead of the pres. candidate.

Whether the call was legitimate or not, she or her staff should have immediately forwarded it to McCain to deal with.

So that's two strikes against Sarah Palin -- whom all her fans and supporters say has all that EXECUTIVE EXPERIENCE that makes her so much better than Obama.

When I first listened to this audio of the prank call, I thought I heard Palin say something as she was putting the phone down, after she'd asked about the station call letters. It was a swear word, repeated twice.

Tsk, taking the Lord's name in vain, Sarah!

Anonymous said...

The RNC staff was too busy in Wasilla watching the Johnstons.

Anonymous said...

She is so incredibly stupid! But then read comments from he supporters who go on about how wonderful and articulate Sarah palin is! What is wrong with them!!

Anonymous said...

sp said regarding Carla Bruni:

"Maybe she understands some of the unfair criticism but I bet you she is such a hard worker, too, and she realizes you just plow through that criticism."

I think this is a projection of sp's onto Carla. "you just plow through that criticism" You don't consider it, reflect on it, or discuss it with advisors, you just plow through it, ignore it, deny it. She'll never get it.

Thanks for the post--this was funny and interesting.

ProChoiceGrandma said...

The woman clearly has Narcissistic Personality Disorder:

Narcissistic Personality Disorder > 5 of following criteria:
1. Requires excessive admiration
2. Grandiose sense of self-importance; believes self to be superior
3. Preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance
4. Believes that he/she is special and should have only the best
5. Has sense of entitlement, ie deserves special favors or treatment
6. Exploits interpersonal relations, ie takes advantage of others
7. Lacks empathy and concern for others
8. Is envious of others or believes them to be envious of him/her
9. Displays arrogance

Sarah displays all 9 of the criteria for NPD.