With the exception of those who believe that Sasquatch or the Loch Ness Monster really exist, all the rest of us fully understand that John McCain and Sarah Palin are professional misspeakers or, to put it more bluntly, liars.
Whether you talking about the Palin saying "no" to the Bridge to Nowhere or McCain charging that Barack Obama's tax cut is like welfare, the Mavericks have been playing fast and loose with the truth from the St. Paul convention to their last stump speech.
McCainpeida.org, a project of the Democratic Party, places the number of McPalin lies at 175 and counting.
I knew there was a whole lot of lying going on, but I couldn't put a number on it. But there is one lie, repeated too many times to count, that is heads and shoulders above the rest: Gov. Palin is ready to be the POTUS.
Well, the hockey mom just got punked and the Big Lie about her being ready to assume the office just got exposed for what it is.
Canadian Marc-Antoine Audette of the Masked Avengers comedic duo pulled a Borat on Gov. Palin during a prank call where he pretended to be French president Nicolas Sarkozy. During the fake interview, Palin unwittingly admitted that she may be a good American president in eight years.
The funny thing with that confession is that we don't know if she was deferring to McCain, for a change (did you see the Palin Country sign with McCain's name missing at today's rally) and allowing him the post for the next two terms or if she was caught in a moment of candor.
I'd like to believe a bit of honesty slipped out of her mouth.
Here's some of what Washingtonpost.com reported on Palin's Sacha Baron Cohen-like moment:
Sarah Palin Pranked by Sarkozy Impersonator
Two well-known Canadian pranksters tricked Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin into thinking she was on the phone today with French President Nicolas Sarkozy. The conversation, captured on a Montreal radio program, was, in a word, embarrassing. (Politico's Ben Smith was among the first to pick up on reports fromThe Canadian Press.)
The fake Sarkozy buttered Palin up by telling her he hoped she would president some day. "Haha, maybe in eight years," Palin replied. Then the conversation turned to helicopter hunting, with a mention of Vice President Dick Cheney's infamous bad shot.
"One of my favorite activities is to hunt, too," the fake Sarkozy said. "Oh, very good, we should go hunting together," Palin replied, adding, "I think we could have a lot of fun together as we're getting work done. We could kill two birds with one stone that way."
"I just love killing those animals! Taking away life, that is so fun," the Sarkozy impersonator said.
"As long as we don't bring Vice President Cheney," the jokester said. "I'll be a very careful shot, don't worry," Palin said, laughing.
And while you chuckling to yourself, consider this: Why would the would-be vice president engage in a talk with the president of France without preconditions?
Cyber Columnist Monroe Anderson is an award-winning journalist who penned op-ed columns for both the Chicago Tribune and the Chicago Sun-Times. He is a contributor to EbonyJet.com and The Huffingtonpost.com. You can read his blog at http://www.monroeanderson.typepad.com/