(CNN) - Arizona Sen. John McCain said the recent flap over Sarah Palin's decision to black out his name from a campaign visor while she was vacationing in Hawaii is much ado about nothing.
"Oh, it's fine. Sarah said she wanted to be a little bit incognito," McCain said when asked about the incident on "Fox News Sunday. "I don't blame her. I understand that."
The controversy arose after photos of a vacationing Palin showed the former Republican vice presidential candidate relaxing on a Hawaii beach wearing a McCain campaign visor on which she had clearly blacked out the Arizona senator's name with a marker.
The Web site TMZ declared the blacked-out visor amounted to a "frontal attack on Sen. John McCain," but Palin later said she was merely trying to "be incognito" in an effort to get a little rest and relaxation after her nearly month-long book tour.
"I adore John McCain, support him 100 percent and will do everything I can to support his reelection," Palin told the Web site Politico when questioned about the hat. "As everyone knows, I was honored and proud to run with him."
Speaking on "Fox News Sunday," McCain said he is taking Palin at her word.
Can't you take her at her word? It's - Sarah and I and Todd, Cindy - we have a wonderful relationship. We're dear friends," he said. "She is a - going to be a force in the Republican Party for a longtime. And the hysterical attacks on her from the left continue to validate that. "
What a wimp this guy is, how many times does she have to slap the hell out you for you to get the message MacCain.Get a set of balls and do some push ups or something. You and palin definitely cancel each other out .
What is he suppose to say! She's a stupid nicompoop that he chose to run for the Vice President of the United States. Let me tell you that through the course of the past year I have lost all respect for that old fool. He is anti-Obama on every issue. Be careful Senator, lest you get a visit from Jacob Marley on Christmas Eve.
Giver her some credit for "recycling" her visor.
She is too cheap to spend $6 bucks at the local gift shop for a new one and help out the local economy.
Besides, does she really want to wear a reminder of the 2008 presidential campaign that she helped to sink?
Poor McCain...he can't believe what he's done by selecting Palin has his running mate. She is having the last laugh with the Republican party...they can't touch her, she's gone rogue. lol
This hat is still better than her Fidel Castro hat she has been wearing for a while.
you'd think she would have more than one cap.
Evil still exists and Palin is constant reminder.
Obama approval rating are below 50% and falling. Enjoy your short time libs, it's quickly expiring.
She made a statement by blacking out his name. She could have easily bought a different visor for each day she was in Hawaii, but she chose to wear that one and take the time to black out his name with a marker other than buying a new one...
Oh, poor, Sarah. She couldn't even afford to buy a new visor cap but had to use an old McCain visor, but blacked it out. Times must be tough in the Palin family. She is a dingbat, McCain knows she is a dingbat, he should stop covering up for the idiot. In fact, I am so sick of seeing his face on t.v. He's on more news programs than the President. Get lost you grumpy old scoundrel.
Johnny has no choice, he brought her to the big dance and she stood him up, if I was John McCain I would just say: Dear Americans, please forgive me for this mistake, I made an error in judgement when I chose her as my running mate. End of story, short and sweet.
One wonders if she even knows the difference between the truth and a lie. Obviously, she wasn't trying to be "incognito", she certainly does not "adore" John McCain, and she didn't black out his name for no reason. Whatever idiotic things she says and does, she think she can just lie about it and her followers will believe her. Sadly, that's probably true.
"The fundamentals of the economy are strong". John McCain just before the Meltdown.
hehehe ... watching that senile, war mongering fool get all worked up on the senate floor is so much fun ... now, if we can only watch him have a grabber on live TV, get sent to the ER and then get bumped for a pre-exsisting heart condition ... we can only dream
This country is in truly sorry shape when crap like this is considered news!
The woman cannot afford to buy a new, plain visor for her vacation after her book tour? Blacking out her running mate's name? What a silly thing to do. Yet another example of her weak judgment and inexperience in politics and public life.
And much of this nation just loves her. Pathetic.
LOL.....Please!!!! The woman just sold a book. Are you telling me she couldn't afford to buy a new visor if she wanted to be "incognito"? Hell, someone would give her all the visors she wants.....so yeah, it was a shot at McCain. Probably blacked it out during last years presidential race....lmao
First of all visors are so lame. Second, can't the moron afford to buy a new hat? She continues to show all of us that she truly is a DUNCE!
When are John and sarah going to realize that they lost and only cnn seems to care about them on a daily basis now. CB
Mr. McCain just be a man and admit you were WRONG for picking this idiot! She trashes you and you still behind her ....Wow actions speaks louder than words. Losers!!
If the inestimable Ms. Palin wanted to go "incognito", why didn't she pick another hat–it's not like she hasn't got some choice here! Last time I looked there were about a million or more options open to her. Incognito---not!
Sounds like the "maverick" is wearing a pair of soiled Depends and that has made him testy.
Why can't liberals or socialist find anything nice to say? You have a Democrat in power, so be happy! But I forgot, they are never happy, have to keep whining, we have that problem in Canada also!
McCain needs to retire. His views NO longer matter. with Senator's like McCain and Kyle makes me glad I do not live in AZ.
Oh then please, MacCain, buddy up with Sarah and run again in 2012. Give some ignorant conservatives hope. You'll win for sure this time......