October 28, 2009, - 1:48 pm
I just loooove this story. You guys at Kentucky Fried Chicken, er . . . KFC, you’re my new heroes (even though I keep kosher and can’t eat there). The only thing missing here is video from what they pulled off on October 22nd.
“World Leader” Col. Sanders Has “Brief Encounter” w/ Libyan Ali Treki, UN Prez
Normally, I’m against terrorist attacks on U.S. soil. But the United Nations–the one legitimate terrorist target–isn’t technically U.S. soil, and I really wish some terrorists had dreamed up this hilarious Col. Sanders scheme first. I also love how UN officials are backtracking and trying to excuse their huge blunder. Sorry, guys, you were p3wned. Borat/Bruno, eat your heart out.
Red-faced United Nations officials on Monday admitted to a major security lapse after a UN guard helped Kentucky Fried Chicken’s “Colonel Sanders” gain access to restricted areas.
The guard escorted the white-suited intruder past security barriers, where he got a handshake from the UN General Assembly president, Dr. Ali A. Treki of Libya. . . .
[UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s spokeschick, Michele] Montas said security officials, many of whom are brought in from overseas, were “still trying to find out exactly what happened.”
The incident last Thursday apparently was part of a publicity stunt by the fast food chain, which is seeking to promote its grilled alternative to its signature fried chicken. It had dispatched the Sanders look-alike, identified by KFC as Robert Thompson, and also wrote to Mr. Ban.
Ms. Montas warned the UN could take legal action against the company, whose letter, signed by KFC president Roger Eaton, asked that the secretary general register the “Grilled Nation” of grilled chicken eaters as the 193rd UN member state.
I’d take the Grilled Nation as a UN member any day versus the Third-World, racist, America-hating, Jew-hating countries that are in there now and part of its pretentious “General Assembly.” A Grilled Iran sounds nice, though, especially if it’s grilled on hot charcoal.
Mr. Treki, who introduced world leaders at the recent General Assembly summit, posed with the Sanders look-alike in a lounge area frequented by diplomats and government leaders.
“I wouldn’t call that a meeting,” bristled Jean-Victor Nkolo, Mr. Treki’s spokesman after a reporter asked if he could confirm the two had “met.”
“There was no meeting. No appointment scheduled with the actor impersonating Colonel Sanders . . . there was a brief encounter with the president of the General Assembly.”
“Brief encounter”? Sounds like Libya’s Mr. Treki visits a lot of rest stops and George Michaels’ concerts, if ya know what I mean.
Mr. Nkolo said Mr. Treki shook the impersonator’s hand because “he’s a very polite man.”
No. Because he’s a very stupid and gullible man.
UN TV crews eventually raised the alarm after being stunned when the impersonator approached cameras set up for diplomats, and began making claims about the extent of the “Grilled Nation.” At that point, additional security guards arrived and escorted him from the building.
See, this is the kind of stuff Sacha Baron Cohen should do, but doesn’t have the guts. He’d prefer to punk and trick good-hearted average middle Americans. But far-lefty, nutcase, anti-Western institutions like the UN, fuhgedaboutit. He doesn’t have the guts.
Only Col. Harland Sanders a/k/a Robert Thompson has the cojones. It’s kind of funny, huh? A actor playing a fake colonel acts as that fake colonel posing as a fake world leader and gets away with both at the highest levels. Even I’m getting confused.
By the way, longtime readers know that I’m a fan of Harland Sanders, a great American, who only saw great success when he was in his 80s. Until then, he had a tough life. I support the petition to put him on a U.S. stamp. Since he died in 1980, that’s long overdue.
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