When Florida Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen got a call in November from someone claiming to be President-elect Obama, the Republican Congresswoman thought she was being pranked and hung up. Then Obama's chief of staff, Rahm Emmanuel, called Ros-Lehtinen to let her know she had actually been speaking with the future president. Ros-Lehtinen, still convinced it was a hoax, hung up on Emmanuel, too. Finally, California Representative Howard Berman called the Congresswoman, who asked the Democrat to recount a story only the two of them would know. Berman did and then informed Ros-Lehtinen that she had, in fact, hung up on Obama. When the president-elect called again, Ros-Lehtinen said he was either "very gracious" to reach across the aisle or "had run out of folks to call if you are truly calling me." And if not, she said, Saturday Night Live "could use a good Obama impersonator like you."
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