Washington, Dec. 17 (ANI): Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin has clarified that she supports Senator John McCain 100 percent, and "will do everything to support his re-election."
Reacting to a report that she had disrespected McCain by blacking out his name on a sun visor she wore on vacation, Palin declared that she "was honored and proud to run with him."
Website TMZ had alleged, that during a Hawaii vacation this week, "Sarah chose to wear a visor from her campaign - a visor that was emblazoned with the former presidential candidate's name that is, until Palin redacted McCain's name with a black marker."
But Palin claimed that she was just trying to "be incognito" - to go unrecognised and shield her children and husband, Todd, from paparazzi.
"I am so sorry if people took this silly incident the wrong way. 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," Politico quoted Palin, as saying.
The Palins were taking a break from a three-and-a-half-week book tour for her million-copy-selling memoir, "Going Rogue: An American Life."
Palin is complimentary of McCain in the book: "John was a maverick, and he said he had picked me because in many ways I'm wired the same. I was proud of the senator. He didn't go with a conventional, safer pick. John believed in change, the power of independent and committed individuals, the power of women."
On election night, she writes, she wanted to deliver a concession speech so she could give "a shout-out to John." She says she told him: "[Y]ou worked hard, and I want to get out there and thank you," but the staff did not permit her to address the crowd. (ANI)