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03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Palin Blacks Out 'McCain For President' On Visor

Sarah Palin is cutting her vacation in Hawaii short because of the scandal over a visor she wore with "McCain For President" blacked out.

Her 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 honored and proud to run with him. And Todd and I were with him in D.C. just a week ago.

"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.""

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Sarah Palin is vacationing in Hawaii, but she still managed to make some sort of political statement on Wednesday when TMZ snapped a photo of the former Alaska governor wearing a visor with the words "McCain For President" blacked out.

A Palin friend told NBC News that the alteration was not meant as a slight to her former running mate. Rather, she wanted to avoid attention while on the beach. "I love John McCain. So much for incognito," Palin reportedly said.

Of course, if she wanted to go unnoticed she could have just worn a different hat.

Her shirt had a clearer message: On the front it said, "If you don't love America," and on the back, "then why don't you get the hell out."

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