Energy Secretary Rick Perry fell for one of the oldest pranks in the books.
Perry was interviewed on the phone yesterday by two people he thought were with the Ukrainian Prime Minister. They were actually well-known Russian pranksters. Vladimir Kuznetsov and Alexei Stolyarov, are described as the "Jerky Boys of Russia". The comediennes have previously pranked Elton John and John McCain.
The pranksters claimed Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko [[ pore-oh-SHEN-ko ]] had created a new "biofuel" by mixing moonshine and pig manure.
They also said Poroshenko discusses international matters with a squirrel. The Department of Energy later admitted that they were the latest target of the pranksters, who they said are "known for pranking high-level officials." The call in its entirety was posted online on a Russian website.
You can hear the call HERE. And yes, part of it is in Russian.
We had fun with candidate Perry last year.