December 17th, 2009
04:51 PM ET
11 months ago

Palin meant no disrespect with blacked-out hat

Palin said she supports McCain '100 percent.'
Palin said she supports McCain '100 percent.'

(CNN) - Sarah Palin said she meant no disrespect to the man that elevated her to the national scene after she was photographed wearing a visor on which Sen. John McCain's name had been blacked out.

The gossip Web site TMZ ran photos of the former Alaska governor vacationing in Hawaii earlier this week in which Palin is shown with a McCain campaign visor with black marker covering the ex-presidential candidate's name.

The Web site declared the hat a "frontal attack on Sen. John McCain," but Palin told Politico she was merely trying to "be incognito" while vacationing in Hawaii.

"I am so sorry if people took this silly incident the wrong way," Palin said in a statement to the Web site. "I adore John McCain, support him 100 percent and will do everything I can to support his reelection. As everyone knows, I was honored and proud to run with him. And Todd and I were with him in D.C. just a week ago. So much for trying to be incognito."

A Palin source confirmed the accuracy of the former vice presidential candidate's comments.

The four term Senator McCain is up for re-election next year.

The vacation comes a month after Palin's memoir, "Going Rogue: An American Life," hit book stores. Palin launched an around-the-country book tour soon after and has since visited more than 30 cities.


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soundoff (303 Responses)
  1. annie

    Liar, liar–pants on fire.

    December 17, 2009 10:39 am at 10:39 am |
  2. Kate

    Yes, it is all about Sarah!! Of course she marked McCain out on purpose. She wants all the attention. No smarts...just ignorance. I am sure that she had another cap to wear, why did she pick that one??
    I would never, never vote for this woman for anything!

    December 17, 2009 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  3. LabRat116

    Stupid IS as STUPID DOES!

    This is precisely why she can't be President of the United States.

    She is STUPID!

    December 17, 2009 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  4. laurie

    Like she thought this would be incognito....she didn't REALLY think a visor would do this????? Does she think everyone else is STUPID??? or is she stupid....my vote is on the latter....

    December 17, 2009 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  5. Mike Urciolo

    If she really wanted to be incognito, couldn't she have just bought a new hat? They're not that expensive!

    December 17, 2009 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  6. mary

    Give me a break! I'm so tired of her games. Why didn't she just spring for another visor? Everything thing this woman says and does has an agenda.

    December 17, 2009 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  7. jack

    She's such a train wreck. The decisions she makes should convince people that she would be a nightmare in ANY high level elected office.

    December 17, 2009 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  8. JOHNSON oklahoma

    People this idiot did this for media attention only her last three minute fo fame is almost over

    December 17, 2009 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  9. Laurie in Spokane

    It seems Palin gives absolutely forethought to her actions or words or appearance and even goes out of her way to offend people or groups. YOU think carefully....is this the creature YOU"D want representing us as POTUS? Gaaawwwd, she's a sad example of American politics.

    December 17, 2009 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  10. Jim Lofgren

    Palin knows she is in the limelight wherever she goes. Going public with that hat was a deliberate dig at McCain or a PR blunder. I believe it was both.

    December 17, 2009 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  11. Tony B

    Truly a moron- what..can't she afford a new hat?

    December 17, 2009 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  12. New Age Independent

    Palin's Hat???? CNN, are you serious? This kind of reporting is ridiculous!

    Clinton pledges $100,000,000,000 a YEAR for CLIMATE Change for poor nations. One might think that the administration choice for spending 100 BILLION OF OUR TAX DOLLARS, would get a little debate and visibility.

    December 17, 2009 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  13. Andi

    She couldn't afford a new hat and had to wear that one?

    December 17, 2009 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  14. LoLo

    This woman is all about self. No one is surprised about her actions but the hard core conservatives who keep believing and trusting this woman. She only lies and takes.

    December 17, 2009 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  15. KJ

    If she didn't want to been seen, then why not stop at Wal*Mart and buy a cheap hat? This appears to be a lame excuse. But, I bet she would have a lot to say if someone else did the same thing!

    December 17, 2009 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  16. TM

    This woman has NO class. You can buy a visor just about anywhere. The only reason to black out the one she wore was to make a deliberate statement. So congratulation Mrs Palin, you suceeded in reminding everyone what a spiteful, vindictive, and self absorbed person you are.

    December 17, 2009 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  17. susanj

    She is too stupid for words.

    December 17, 2009 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  18. Chuck Anaheim, Ca

    Blah Blah Blah. Has she posted a respnse on Facebook yet?

    December 17, 2009 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  19. Kim in AZ

    She's so full of cr@p. Is she trying to say she doesn't own any other hat? And she is never about not being recognized.

    December 17, 2009 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  20. Don

    She is still doing and saying really dumb stuff. Just take your money and go away. God bless quitters.

    December 17, 2009 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  21. Chris

    Good God that woman has to be the dumbest person on earth. Everything she does gets dumber than what she did the day before.

    December 17, 2009 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  22. Jack Lowe

    What a twit! She couldn't find a "Get er Done" hat in her husband's wardrobe?

    December 17, 2009 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  23. bc

    If this is way Palin's choice for "going incognito", heaven help us if she were to have to make serious choices as a president.

    Hey, Sarah, how is it that you even had the visor to begin with? I'm sure your profit from your "book" would have given you more options to go incognito.

    December 17, 2009 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  24. BestProfitCompany = WAR

    All that money she is making by misleading her naive followers and she can't buy a new one!?!? That is 100% disrespectful but I like it!

    December 17, 2009 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  25. Mike

    This woman would not know the truth if it bite her in the ass. Comments like this show Americans a disrespect. We are not stupid.

    December 17, 2009 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
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