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.


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