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Sarah Palin erases McCain -- from her hat

December 17, 2009 |  7:57 am

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin on the beach in Hawaii with her family

Fresh from her triumphant "Going Rogue" book tour, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin took her family on a vacation to Hawaii, to beat the immense presidential entourage due there next week. There, the ever-vigilant paparazzi snapped a photo of Arizona Sen. John McCain's onetime running mate.

She was wearing a black "McCain for President" visor -- with the letters blocked out.

On her T-shirt was an even clearer message. The front said, "If you don't love America..." And the back said, "Then why don't you get the hell out."

In a phone call to Politico, Palin insisted that she was just trying to “be incognito,” to go unrecognized and shield her children and First Dude Todd from photographers in hot pursuit.

“I am so sorry if people took this silly incident the wrong way," she said. "I adore John McCain, support him 100% 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." 

-- Johanna Neuman

Photo credit: Fame Pictures

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