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10:08 UK time, Friday, 5 December 2008

"This sounds very presumptuous, but please tell President-elect Obama he can call me now and I will take his call" - Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, after hanging up twice on Barack Obama, thinking him a prank caller.

The commander-in-chief-in-waiting has been calling congressional leaders to congratulate them on their election. But when he rang the Republican congresswoman for Miami, she didn't believe it was him. Plunk - once. Plunk - twice. And almost plunk again until a senior colleague convinced her otherwise - with some effort.
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