Sooner or later, if you take yourself too seriously as a public figure, you're going to come up against people who will send you up in style. I was a huge fan of The Sunday Show for this brand of humour - Dennis Pennis had it nailed.
The more ubiquitous form of the gag is the radio DJ wind-up call. Normally these are a touch on the mundane side, but BoingBoing just brought me pure gold. Two guys from a station in Montréal called Sarah Palin this morning. And she actually thought she was talking to President Sarkozy of France for a full five minutes. Even after they opened the call by telling her his special advisor was Johnny Hallyday. EVEN after they said they had seen the "documentary on her life" Hustler's 'Nailin' Palin'.
This so needs disseminating to anyone who might have thought of voting for her and the slimy creep "that one" McCain on Tuesday. It would have to be the final nail in the coffin, there's no way anyone could visualise her in a position as important as Vice President after hearing that. Hell, I even feel sorry for the people of Alaska, she has made the whole state look stupid.