December 17th, 2009
04:51 PM ET
9 years ago

Palin meant no disrespect with blacked-out hat

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="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. dash

    What... with her new found wealth, she couldn't afford a touristy new visor hat with colorful Hawaiian pattern???

    December 17, 2009 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  2. Edwin

    I hate nearly everything about this woman, but come on, she's just wearing a visor.

    December 17, 2009 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  3. david

    finally.. the birthers have sent a PI to investigate the birth certificate. Of course, I don't think she is close to having the ability to dig up facts. I guess it doesn't matter, as long as she comes back to the movement and announces she was unable to find anything, that will be proof enough for those dimwits

    December 17, 2009 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  4. Palin Fan

    Doesn't matter to me about any hat she'd wear, nor how dark the sunglasses. If she walked by me on the beach it isn't what she had on her head that I'd be looking at. Nice legs! If Mrs Obama was walking by me on the beach, no matter what she was wearing, I'd continue my nap. No comparison.

    December 17, 2009 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  5. shoegazer

    Why didn't she just have the GOP pay for a new hat?They could have added it to the clothing expense account she has already established.

    December 17, 2009 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  6. dan

    This is news? Where was CNN when it came to outifts Hillary or Michele wore? Give me an ever loving break CNN! If you would just be some what fair it would be a miracle! GROW UP and get over it!

    December 17, 2009 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  7. Maria from VT

    CNN please stop reporting on Sarah Palin

    December 17, 2009 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  8. robert

    Please for the sake of all that is decent and good in this world. please please go back to Alaska and fade back into Obsucurity!
    This is just ridiculous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    December 17, 2009 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |

    Gee...what a dumb move Palin. You couldn't find a single hat that didn't have a McCain logo on it in all of Hawaii? Duh!

    December 17, 2009 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  10. Canadian for America

    Move along folks there is no news here. Lets go keep the laughter moving.

    December 17, 2009 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  11. Ice

    WOW! I know Ms Paliar can afford a new visor ....GOING ROUGE is only $4.99 on AMAZON

    December 17, 2009 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  12. Tom

    The queen of white trash country, the voice of the cultural underbelly, the angel of the evangelical hypocracy, the personified perfection of a lie. It is said that love and hate are close together, she is perfect at the art of selling hate for love, and love for hate. It takes a person with no conscience at all to be so good at what she is doing.

    December 17, 2009 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  13. Roger KC

    Who cares. This woman is a no-op. Please stop covering her.

    December 17, 2009 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  14. Libertarian

    This woman is sooooo completely irrelevant.....let her fade already.

    December 17, 2009 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  15. Sam of CA

    Shes just trying to get into the news. Either that or she is so cheap that she would rather wear a blacked out cap instead of spending $10 to get a new one.

    Since we already know she loves good clothes then this wasnt an oversight on her part.

    December 17, 2009 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  16. Anonymous

    Amanda December 17th, 2009 10:30 am ET

    I find it fascinating that many people in this country feel that someone with only a bachelor's degree is qualified to govern our country.

    You mean like Harry Truman? You liberals are fascintaed with your hate for Palin. Are you really that much afraid of her.

    December 17, 2009 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  17. cecilia

    to everyone who is getting sick of coverage of Sarah
    We Democrats need the energy of getting mad – let's not forget the last 8 years
    And, maybe some of the Republicans just might have an ah ha moment where it all begins to click and they realize that she really is an idiot in short shorts
    CNN is doing a great job – I would rather hear about Sarah the Joe Leiberman –

    December 17, 2009 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  18. tntwise24153

    I wonder if she has any book signings or appearanced scheduled in Hawaii – and if so, would this trip be deductible as a business expense?
    Maybe the taxpayers are paying for this vacation.

    December 17, 2009 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  19. Homer Simpson

    Im surprised she'd knew how to use incognito in a articulate manner.

    December 17, 2009 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |

    That is so very tacky or she's just plain cheap! She's in Hawaii where there are tons of HI visors! Is she saying that her book tour didn't go well enough to afford a new one?? This is hysterical! Seriously, a magic marker??

    December 17, 2009 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  21. waltinAZ

    Who cares? Most of us American people have other SERIOUS ISSUES to worry about! Nothing but a promotional and visibility kick since she cashed in her "lotto ticket" after quitting a lesser paying job she wasn't qualified to do. Bless all of you who buy the book. Hope it makes for a good campfire after you figure out it wasn't worth buying. Happy Holidays! Peace and love–even to you Sarah.

    December 17, 2009 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  22. Boston Irish

    Why does it seem that ALL the people that complain about her and CNN for running articles on her are even reading the article. If there is an article about someone I dislike as much as those here dislike her, I just don't read it and go to something I am interested in. Nobody forced you to read about her, so what's your excuse for doing so???

    December 17, 2009 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  23. jackson

    A hat or visor, with her IQ in the teens – she should be wearing a helmet.

    Alright you Palinist's has she posted a response on Facebook?

    December 17, 2009 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  24. TiredofDem

    Just love all these negative comments about Sarah. Ignore them Sarah. You've written a book that's a No. 1 Bestseller. Right up there with Beck's book. If the bestsellers included coloring books, maybe we'll see some liberal ones there someday. In the mean time, we need to be patient with our leftist friends. Learning to read is hard for the neo-socialists. And from what we can see in some of the posts, learning to think is even harder.

    December 17, 2009 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  25. Ex-NC-Pub

    She is vacationiung in Hawaii and showing some skin? It seems that when Obama did this, the right-nut went into a frenzy. Where is their craziness over this?

    December 17, 2009 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
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