Flashback: "Nicolas Sarkozy" calls Sarah Palin

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is not the first national figure to fall for a prank phone call


Steve Kornacki
February 24, 2011 12:18AM (UTC)

The apparent ease with which a liberal blogger claiming to be David Koch was able to reach Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker in his office calls to mind a similar prank from the 2008 presidential campaign -- when a Montreal radio D.J. pretending to be French President Nicolas Sarkozy managed to get Sarah Palin on the phone. "Sarkozy" engaged in the GOP's vice presidential nominee in six minutes of somewhat awkward banter, revealing his true identity only at the end:

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Steve Kornacki

Steve Kornacki is an MSNBC host and political correspondent. Previously, he hosted “Up with Steve Kornacki” on Saturday and Sunday 8-10 a.m. ET and was a co-host on MSNBC’s ensemble show “The Cycle.” He has written for the New York Observer, covered Congress for Roll Call, and was the politics editor for Salon. His book, which focuses on the political history of the 1990s, is due out in 2017.

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