A week or so ago, Sarah Palin answered the phone and began talking with the French President, Nicolas Sarkozy.
She was sooooo excited! She gushed like a teenager getting an autograph from a rock star. Both John McCain and I love you, she said.
When the caller referred to various political leaders, including the Canadian Prime Minister, it was clear that Palin had no clue who was who.
The kicker was when the person calling said he'd seen the documentary done on her life, Hustler's "Nailin' Paylin," and she said, "Oh good!"
Palin was not talking to President Sarkozy, of course, but to a Canadian comedian who had "pranked" her.
Today, President-elect Obama responded to calls from nine world leaders, including the President of France, Nicolas Sarkozy.
"Sarkozy's office says they spoke for 30 minutes and characterized the discussion as 'extremely warm' as the president congratulated Obama on a 'brilliant' election victory. The statement said they discussed international issues, particularly the financial crisis, and agreed to meet in the 'quite near future'"
And that, ladies and gentleman, is the difference between a grown-up and a Pit Bull with lipstick.