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(WFLX) - We saw what happened to Sarah Palin when she thought France's President called her only to learn it was a radio prank.

Well a South Florida congresswoman didn't want the same to happen.  So she hung up on president-elect Barack Obama.  Twice. 

Congresswoman Ileana-Ros Lehtinen from Kendall learned one cannot be too careful when it comes to prank phone calls.  So when the president-elect placed a call to her, she wasn't buying it, even though it really was Obama on the other end of the line.

After the second hang up, congressman Rahm Emmanuel, Obama's chief of staff, called her, to tell her it's really Obama.  She still didn't believe him!

Ros-Lehtinen: "THIS IS Barack Obama.  And I said, 'Nope, I'm sorry.  I'm not going to be on the 8am radio news where you're punking me.'  And he... This is really Barack Obama!  Because he hears that I'm about to hang up. And I say, ahh, I'm sorry. And he goes how can prove it to you? I said, I'm sorry. Not falling for it. Boom! Hang up"

Finally Emmanuel told her details of a story only they knew.  Then she took the call from the president-elect. 

Obama told her he's made hundreds if not thousands of similar calls and she's the first, to not only hang up on him once, but twice.

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