Washington, Dec. 18 (ANI): Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has said that she ended her Hawaiian vacation early because of the controversy that erupted after she was seen wearing a sun visor with Senator John McCain's name "blacked out" with a marker.
Palin claimed that the ruckus that rose after she blacked out "McCain" on her sun visor in an effort to elude paparazzi, forced her to cut the holiday short.
"Todd and I have since cut our vacation short because the incognito attempts didn't work and fellow vacationers were bothered for the two days we spent in the sun. So much for trying to go incognito," Politico quoted her, as saying.
Earlier this week, the 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."
Palin, in the midst of a book tour for her million-selling "Going Rogue," released this statement: "In an attempt to 'go incognito,' I Sharpied the logo out on my sun visor so photographers would be less likely to recognize me and bother my kids or other vacationers."
"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 honoured and proud to run with him. And Todd and I were with him in D.C. just a week ago," she added. (ANI)