Saturday, December 06, 2008

Speaking of Prank Phone Calls

Sometimes you can be a bit too careful:

Florida Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen received a phone call from Obama yesterday to wish her congratulations on her re-election and to convey other political-type niceties — like the importance of working together.

Problem was, she didn’t believe it was him. She thought it was one of those wacky radio station stunts wherein a DJ gets you to believe he is someone famous. You know, like when Sarah Palin was spoofed into thinking she was talking to French President Nicolas Sarkozy.

Determined not to be “Palin-ized,” Ros-Lehtinen hung up on him.

So Obama’s head honcho Rahm Emanuel got involved and called her back. She promptly hung up on him too.

”I thought it was one of the radio stations in South Florida playing an incredible, elaborate, terrific prank on me,” Ros-Lehtinen told the Miami Herald. “They got Fidel Castro to go along. They’ve gotten Hugo Chavez and others to fall for their tricks. I said, ‘Oh, no, I won’t be punked’.”

It finally took Representative Howard Berman to get involved before she would believe Obama wanted to talk to her. Berman called his colleague, but she was wary of him too.

In fact, she demanded that Berman share a private joke they share to convince her that Berman was actually Berman.

No details of the private joke has emerged but that top-secret intelligence was enough for Ros-Lehtinen to believe that this was all for real.

She then told Berman to tell Obama to try again.

“I know this sounds very presumptuous, but please tell President-elect Obama he can call me now and I will take his call,” she said.


supersizeme said...

i was so passionately anti-palin and this whole 'short-skirt-high-heels' approach to siyasat. really embarrassing for girls who like to be taken seriously in a man's world but now, since this sarkozy thing i feel so bad for her.
men can be so cruel and sexist!

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Ahsan said...


It's not cruel and sexist to make fun of Sarah Palin and her idiocy. It's perfectly natural and acceptable, especially since she's a public figure.


I had a quick look at your blog and, no offense here, but it's not exactly the type of thing we link to. Just being honest...

Akhbari Reporter said...

I don't know why men always make fun of Sarah Palin? lolz

supersizeme said...

I take back my previous comment; Palin's officially bonkers!