Rubbing it in

RUBBING IT IN…. Two Canadian comics pretending to be Nicholas Sarkozy made Sarah Palin look a little foolish yesterday. Hilzoy noted the temptation to “make fun of whomever it is who screens her calls.” Apparently, the Obama campaign was thinking along the same lines.

Asked by ABC News if he’d heard the prank call played on Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, Robert Gibbs, a senior adviser to Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., told reporters that he’d heard parts of it.

His response?

“I’m glad we check out our calls before we hand the phone to Barack Obama,” Gibbs said.

Ouch.

Support Nonprofit Journalism

If you enjoyed this article, consider making a donation to help us produce more like it. The Washington Monthly was founded in 1969 to tell the stories of how government really works—and how to make it work better. Fifty years later, the need for incisive analysis and new, progressive policy ideas is clearer than ever. As a nonprofit, we rely on support from readers like you.

Yes, I’ll make a donation