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From the Associated Press:
A Canadian comedy duo notorious for prank calls to celebrities and heads of state reached Sarah Palin, convincing the Republican vice presidential nominee that she was speaking with French President Nicolas Sarkozy. Palin and the pranksters, known as the Masked Avengers, discuss politics, pundits, and the perils of hunting with vice president Dick Cheney in the six-minute telephone interview released Saturday.
Moe the Bartender catches on far more quickly than poor Palin. “Uh, Jacques Strap! Hey guys, I’m looking for a Jacques Strap!”
More from Ken Silverstein:
Perspective — October 23, 2013, 8:00 am
How pro-oil Louisiana politicians have shaped American environmental policy
Postcard — October 16, 2013, 8:00 am
A trip to one of the properties at issue in Louisiana’s oil-pollution lawsuits
Acres of hemp grown by “patriotic‚” U.S. farmers in 1942 at the behest of the U.S. government:
A study suggested that the health effects of exposure to nuclear radiation at Chernobyl were no worse than ill health resulting from smoking and normal urban air pollution.
Greenpeace apologized after activists accidentally defaced the site of Peru’s 2,000-year-old Nazca Lines when they unfurled cloth letters reading “time for change” near the ancient sand drawings. “We fully understand,” the group wrote in a statement, “that this looks bad.”
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