Sarah Palin Cuts Short Hawaii Trip over Hat Flap

12/18/2009 at 08:00 PM EST

Sarah Palin Cuts Short Hawaii Trip over Hat Flap
Sarah Palin
Sarah Palin and her family ended their Hawaiian vacation early after her effort to hide from paparazzi by blacking out "McCain" on her visor backfired and she ended up calling even more attention to herself.

"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," she said in a statement, according to Politico.

"I am so sorry if people took this silly incident the wrong way," she continued. "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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