mudcat.org: BS: Fake French President phones Palin
Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafeawe

Post to this Thread - Printer Friendly - Home
Page: [1] [2]


BS: Fake French President phones Palin

bankley 04 Nov 08 - 01:34 PM
Monique 04 Nov 08 - 11:26 AM
Charley Noble 04 Nov 08 - 10:51 AM
McGrath of Harlow 03 Nov 08 - 12:54 PM
Little Hawk 03 Nov 08 - 11:44 AM
Riginslinger 03 Nov 08 - 11:02 AM
julian morbihan 03 Nov 08 - 10:43 AM
Cluin 03 Nov 08 - 10:11 AM
Bobert 03 Nov 08 - 08:29 AM
Riginslinger 03 Nov 08 - 08:14 AM
Monique 03 Nov 08 - 05:13 AM
Mr Red 03 Nov 08 - 03:43 AM
Big Al Whittle 03 Nov 08 - 02:29 AM
Big Mick 02 Nov 08 - 11:49 PM
Riginslinger 02 Nov 08 - 10:15 PM
bankley 02 Nov 08 - 08:09 PM
Bee 02 Nov 08 - 07:47 PM
Riginslinger 02 Nov 08 - 07:04 PM
Alice 02 Nov 08 - 06:01 PM
akenaton 02 Nov 08 - 05:52 PM
Cluin 02 Nov 08 - 03:46 PM
Bee 02 Nov 08 - 03:32 PM
Little Hawk 02 Nov 08 - 02:37 PM
Ed T 02 Nov 08 - 02:26 PM
Cluin 02 Nov 08 - 01:59 PM
katlaughing 02 Nov 08 - 01:51 PM
Cool Beans 02 Nov 08 - 12:59 PM
Bill D 02 Nov 08 - 12:27 PM
Celtaddict 02 Nov 08 - 11:57 AM
Bill D 02 Nov 08 - 11:36 AM
Alice 02 Nov 08 - 11:04 AM
gnu 02 Nov 08 - 10:54 AM
Jeri 02 Nov 08 - 10:51 AM
bankley 02 Nov 08 - 10:43 AM
bobad 02 Nov 08 - 10:01 AM
john f weldon 02 Nov 08 - 09:55 AM
GUEST,Volgadon 02 Nov 08 - 08:30 AM
Azizi 02 Nov 08 - 08:19 AM
Azizi 02 Nov 08 - 07:40 AM
wysiwyg 02 Nov 08 - 07:27 AM
GUEST,Volgadon 02 Nov 08 - 07:03 AM
catspaw49 02 Nov 08 - 07:02 AM
bobad 02 Nov 08 - 06:52 AM
Beer 02 Nov 08 - 06:39 AM
The Sandman 02 Nov 08 - 05:24 AM
John MacKenzie 02 Nov 08 - 05:23 AM
gnu 02 Nov 08 - 03:56 AM
Cluin 02 Nov 08 - 02:40 AM
katlaughing 01 Nov 08 - 11:43 PM
wysiwyg 01 Nov 08 - 11:42 PM
Lyrics & Knowledge Search [Advanced]
DT  Forum
Sort (Forum) by:relevance date
DT Lyrics:






Subject: RE: BS: Fake French President phones Palin
From: bankley
Date: 04 Nov 08 - 01:34 PM

actually, he could probably run for Prime Minister of Canada and get by okay... we're used to it


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Fake French President phones Palin
From: Monique
Date: 04 Nov 08 - 11:26 AM

And here you can check that Nicolas Sarkozy doesn't speak English


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Fake French President phones Palin
From: Charley Noble
Date: 04 Nov 08 - 10:51 AM

Minique-

Thanks for your translation of "Le rouge à lèvres sur une cochonne." Inquiring minds always want to learn more and that makes the song title even wittier.

Charley Noble


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Fake French President phones Palin
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 03 Nov 08 - 12:54 PM

Are we sure this wasn't Tina Fey?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Fake French President phones Palin
From: Little Hawk
Date: 03 Nov 08 - 11:44 AM

"When will Americans get it that they are not the only people in the world?"

Boy, there's the 64,000 dollar question!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Fake French President phones Palin
From: Riginslinger
Date: 03 Nov 08 - 11:02 AM

That's a good point, Julian!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Fake French President phones Palin
From: julian morbihan
Date: 03 Nov 08 - 10:43 AM

No-one so far has mentioned the fact that Nicholas Sarkozy doesn't speak English!

So the hoax call should have been a non-starter from the beginning 'cause I'm sure that Sarah Palin doesn't speak French.

Which seems to say that all of the USA, Canada and most of the rest of the English speaking world were taken in my this radio programme...

But for a possible president (if McCain gets in and then snuffs it) of the leading country not knowing what is going on is just going to give us more of what we have at the moment with dear George.

When will Americans get it that they are not the only people in the world?

Hey ho.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Fake French President phones Palin
From: Cluin
Date: 03 Nov 08 - 10:11 AM

"I'll have what she's having."


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Fake French President phones Palin
From: Bobert
Date: 03 Nov 08 - 08:29 AM

Word on the street is that she fakin' it...


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Fake French President phones Palin
From: Riginslinger
Date: 03 Nov 08 - 08:14 AM

I knew there was something I liked about her!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Fake French President phones Palin
From: Monique
Date: 03 Nov 08 - 05:13 AM

I'll add that the title of the song supposedly written for her is "Le rouge à lèvres sur une cochonne" and though it seems to mean "lipstick on a pig", it's a double entendre. We don't use the feminine word to mean a pig, we use the masculine "cochon" or "porc". A "cochonne" is used to mean "dirty little girl" (kind of eating with her fingers and smearing chocolate all over her face) but about a grown up woman, it's used pejoratively to mean "a woman who likes sex"


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Fake French President phones Palin
From: Mr Red
Date: 03 Nov 08 - 03:43 AM

we have had our own instances of this in the UK. But in our case they didn't let on for a year and they used the information gained to embarrass the government outside of the comedy programme that Rory Bremner (impersonator) fronted. He was totally unrepentant. I don't watch him any more.

Comedy has to plumb the depths in order to be noticed these days. It is a step too far.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Fake French President phones Palin
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 03 Nov 08 - 02:29 AM

Je t'aime, mais non moose....


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Fake French President phones Palin
From: Big Mick
Date: 02 Nov 08 - 11:49 PM

Riggy.... you are kidding, right? I mean, the recording is right there to listen to ....... I want you to google up "state of denial".

Mick
cya Tuesday


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Fake French President phones Palin
From: Riginslinger
Date: 02 Nov 08 - 10:15 PM

"do you know what a Poe is, in internet-speak?"


             Let's see, Poe as in Edgar Allen?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Fake French President phones Palin
From: bankley
Date: 02 Nov 08 - 08:09 PM

The funny thing about the Queen and Chretien prank is that they had previously met and had talked on occasion....

so hit's all depen on da numero pis le fron a faire ca


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Fake French President phones Palin
From: Bee
Date: 02 Nov 08 - 07:47 PM

Riginslinger, do you know what a Poe is, in internet-speak? Because I keep thinking you have got to be a very good one.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Fake French President phones Palin
From: Riginslinger
Date: 02 Nov 08 - 07:04 PM

Reading the transcript of the phone call, it looks like Palin figured out the guy was a phoney and was just playing along. She has proven to be a whole lot smarter than the left wing media has given her credit for. They must pull their hair out everytime she shows them up for the chumps they've proven themselves to be.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Fake French President phones Palin
From: Alice
Date: 02 Nov 08 - 06:01 PM

I'll say it again. Palin is an embarrassment to the USA.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Fake French President phones Palin
From: akenaton
Date: 02 Nov 08 - 05:52 PM

"What do you think of the giggling way Palin talks to someone whom she thinks is a head of state? How embarrassing."

What I think, is that the vitriolic, partisan Democrats on this forum are much more of an embarrassment than Mrs Palin.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Fake French President phones Palin
From: Cluin
Date: 02 Nov 08 - 03:46 PM

I miss him. He didn't do a whole lot (except keep us out of Iraq thankfully), but he was entertaining as hell.

My favourite was when he ditched his RCMP bodyguards and jumped on the tourist bus to gladhand and give his own guided tour. He didn't need bodyguards anyway as long as there was a good Inuit soapstone sculpture to hand or even if he could get his giant mitt around your throat.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Fake French President phones Palin
From: Bee
Date: 02 Nov 08 - 03:32 PM

Chretien was more at ease with comedians than Harper is, for sure. Marg, Princess Warrior, had a real relationship with Chretien and most of the rest of Parliament Hill, and my god, those were some funny scenes!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Fake French President phones Palin
From: Little Hawk
Date: 02 Nov 08 - 02:37 PM

NoboDY helse can talk like da little guy from Shawinigan! No-boDY. If 'e give a call to Sarah Palin, by gar, she gonna get an earful straight from da heart. I t'ink dis was a cheap trick to pull on 'er, dat's what I t'ink. If someboDY pull dat one on me, I grab dat bastard by da NECK next time I see 'im and 'e won't do dat to me again noHOW, no WAY. Dese comedians, dey don' mess wit da little guy from Shawinigan!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Fake French President phones Palin
From: Ed T
Date: 02 Nov 08 - 02:26 PM

My guess is somewhere in a republican office, an advisor likely paid for the lack of telephone screening. While some may wishfully insist that Palin was "just playing along," I suspect the majority will see that the lady is really an eager novice. Hopefully, if elected, she will not push the red "launch" button when a russian "comedian-president" calls on her. Maybe she should get listed in the "do not call" political list?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Fake French President phones Palin
From: Cluin
Date: 02 Nov 08 - 01:59 PM

"... pretending to be Prime Minister Jean Chretien."


Non, I am not about to hopen dat Pandora's box of wormz at dis time.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Fake French President phones Palin
From: katlaughing
Date: 02 Nov 08 - 01:51 PM

Not so sure she didn't have a hissyfit, she sounded kind of PO'd as she was passing the phone back to her assistant; sounded as though they cut it off before she got started. I'll bet someone got an earful.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Fake French President phones Palin
From: Cool Beans
Date: 02 Nov 08 - 12:59 PM

Chretien? Harper? You mean to say Poutine is no longer prime minister of Canada? Mon Dieu!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Fake French President phones Palin
From: Bill D
Date: 02 Nov 08 - 12:27 PM

as we say in Philosophy, that's the 'remote' cause.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Fake French President phones Palin
From: Celtaddict
Date: 02 Nov 08 - 11:57 AM

'ashamed for not vetting it all better'?
You are talking about McCain, right?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Fake French President phones Palin
From: Bill D
Date: 02 Nov 08 - 11:36 AM

The whole thing was not terribly relevant...just one more 'nail in her coffin', as they say. And as noted, HER STAFF should be ashamed for not vetting it all better and asking for a PHONE # so they could call back.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Fake French President phones Palin
From: Alice
Date: 02 Nov 08 - 11:04 AM

"Starting with persistent phone calls to Alaska, Audette said it took the duo -- which also includes Sebastien Trudel -- about four days of phone calls to Palin's handlers to finally get in touch with her."

What do you think of the giggling way Palin talks to someone whom she thinks is a head of state? How embarrassing.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Fake French President phones Palin
From: gnu
Date: 02 Nov 08 - 10:54 AM

"... pretending to be Prime Minister Jean Chretien."

Dat's not hard. If it was hard, it would be hard, but it's not hard, so for it to be done it would not be hard to do.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Fake French President phones Palin
From: Jeri
Date: 02 Nov 08 - 10:51 AM

On the bit of it I heard on the news, it sounded like she was playing along. She wasn't particularly funny, but a VP doesn't need to be. I think that might be the Secretary of State's job.

Of course that means she'll probably never be a regular on Saturday Night Live, but I can see how it was more the writer's fault than Palin's.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Fake French President phones Palin
From: bankley
Date: 02 Nov 08 - 10:43 AM

Quebec rides again...   these guys are good, they even pranked the Queen once pretending to be Prime Minister Jean Chretien..


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Fake French President phones Palin
From: bobad
Date: 02 Nov 08 - 10:01 AM

The scary part is that her "people" didn't know who Sarkozy was.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Fake French President phones Palin
From: john f weldon
Date: 02 Nov 08 - 09:55 AM

Good grief, even the Washington Post can't find a francophone?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Fake French President phones Palin
From: GUEST,Volgadon
Date: 02 Nov 08 - 08:30 AM

To her credit, Palin did handle the discovery pretty well. No tantrums or hissyfits.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Fake French President phones Palin
From: Azizi
Date: 02 Nov 08 - 08:19 AM

Fwiw, that Washington Post transcript isn't totally accurate.

For one, the name of US advisor that the fake French President is said to have was given in that transcript as "Jean". However, in other accounts of this prank that I have read, that name is given as "Johnny Hallyday", a very popular French singer. This was one clue if Sarah Palin knew anything about French contempory culture. At the least, it was an inside joke for French people and other people who do know something French contemporary culture.

Also, the transcript mentions "French sounding phrases and French sounding names. But those phrases and names are part of the "joke" for French speaking people. For instance, I read that the title of the song that the fake French President's wife supposedly composed for Palin was something about lipstick on a pig. And especially because the newly re-elected Prime Minister of Canada {Stephen Harper} has a very English sounding name, giving a French sounding name for that Prime Minister should have been a big clue that this was a prank call.

In a word, this prank was embarrassing for Sarah Palin, and I think, for all Americans. To think that Sarah Palin could be one heart beat away from the Presidency of the USA. If nothing else, this prank showed how lax the Republican's procedure is for approving
in-coming telephone contact with their vice-presidential candidate.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Fake French President phones Palin
From: Azizi
Date: 02 Nov 08 - 07:40 AM

Here's a link to a Washington Post article that contains the complete transcript of that conversation:

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/sleuth/2008/11/sarah_palin_pranked_by_sarkozy.html#more


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Fake French President phones Palin
From: wysiwyg
Date: 02 Nov 08 - 07:27 AM

Hey, we ALL want to believe, "They really, really want me!"

~S~


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Fake French President phones Palin
From: GUEST,Volgadon
Date: 02 Nov 08 - 07:03 AM

I know that you have to be careful, because you don't want to offend an ally, but it became pianfully obvious early on tht they were joking.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Fake French President phones Palin
From: catspaw49
Date: 02 Nov 08 - 07:02 AM

.......hook, line, and sinker.......

Spaw


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Fake French President phones Palin
From: bobad
Date: 02 Nov 08 - 06:52 AM

They've done it to Chirac, Mick Jagger, Britney Spears and Sarkozy himself.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Fake French President phones Palin
From: Beer
Date: 02 Nov 08 - 06:39 AM

Is he the fellow who also got through to Pope JohnXX111?
Beer (adrien)


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: BS: sarah palin interview
From: The Sandman
Date: 02 Nov 08 - 05:24 AM

Transferred from another thread

have alaugh at this.http://www.soundlantern.com/UpdatedSoundPage.do?ToId=18576http://www.soundlantern.com/UpdatedSoundPage.do?ToId=18576


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Fake French President phones Palin
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 02 Nov 08 - 05:23 AM

Now we know who put the alas in Alaska.

XG


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Fake French President phones Palin
From: gnu
Date: 02 Nov 08 - 03:56 AM

Cluin... I have mentioned that quite often here. It was one of those, "Oh my fuck!" moments for me. The first was when he was first elected pres and said he was looking forward to meeting the leader of the biggest trading partner of the US, Mexico. And, let's not forget what PM Poutine himself did when he served Garge Alberta beef and PEI potatoes!... and, not reported, they were served on dishes from the White House (no, I have NO support for the dishes).

BTW, before anyone mentions that Sarah was also invited baby seal hunting, she was invited in French. Unfair shot! Especially since she has such a hard time speaking English to begin with.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Fake French President phones Palin
From: Cluin
Date: 02 Nov 08 - 02:40 AM

So she's joined an illustrious club. Remember when Canadian comedian Rick Mercer told George W. Bush that Canadian Prime Minister Poutine was behind him all the way?

No, probably not.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Fake French President phones Palin
From: katlaughing
Date: 01 Nov 08 - 11:43 PM

Jeez! Thanks Alice and Azizi!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Fake French President phones Palin
From: wysiwyg
Date: 01 Nov 08 - 11:42 PM

SarAH! Heads of state don't CALL you when you're just a candidate-in-waiting!!!!

~S~


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate
Next Page

 


You must be a member to post in non-music threads. Join here.


You must be a member to post in non-music threads. Join here.



Mudcat time: 18 February 2:22 PM EST

[ Home ]

All original material is copyright © 1998 by the Mudcat Café Music Foundation, Inc. All photos, music, images, etc. are copyright © by their rightful owners. Every effort is taken to attribute appropriate copyright to images, content, music, etc. We are not a copyright resource.