Nicolas Sarkozy was taken in by a phone prankster claiming to be the Canadian PM on Sunday night. No damage done, though. Sarkozy said nothing controversial, merely some boiler plate about being a “big fan of Canada and our bilateral relations are excellent.” The line that eventually tipped him off wasn’t exactly subtle: “Since you are a rightist, and I am a conservative and (US) President George W. Bush is too, I would like to invite him to dine with us too. I’ve always dreamed of hosting a dinner of fools."
But what is it about Canadians and hoax phone calls? Remember how the Queen got coaxed into saying something indiscreet about Canadian politics by a Canuck DJ back in 1995. Must be something to do with the cold.