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Palin cuts short vacation after McCain visor flap
AP ^ | 12/18/09 | MARK THIESSEN

Posted on 12/18/2009 2:12:36 PM PST by paudio

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin said she cut short her Hawaii vacation because of paparazzi, who photographed her wearing a sun visor with the name of John McCain blacked out.

The pictures were circulated widely on the Internet with speculation the redaction was a slight against McCain, but Palin said she meant no disrespect to her former GOP running mate.

"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," Palin said in a statement.

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1 posted on 12/18/2009 2:12:39 PM PST by paudio
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To: paudio

Apparently this was major news on NBC. Still waiting for that network to cover Climategate.

Still waiting...still waiting.


2 posted on 12/18/2009 2:13:52 PM PST by kjo
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To: kjo

They are Climategate Deniers.

Coverup. Criminal conspiracy.

Then again, there are some who’ve claimed that GE stands to profit from the prophecies of Al Gore.


3 posted on 12/18/2009 2:14:50 PM PST by a fool in paradise (Question authority!Who is the University of East Anglia to drive the 'Global Climate Change' agenda?)
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To: paudio

And sadly her little boy’s photograph is beamed around the world.


4 posted on 12/18/2009 2:15:27 PM PST by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: paudio
Related thread:

Sarah Palin cuts vacation short

5 posted on 12/18/2009 2:16:38 PM PST by CedarDave (FOX news:"Fair and balanced (no matter what the White House says) . We report because others won't.")
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To: paudio

Gosh they left Tiger alone for a bit and decided to attack Sarah again! I cannot imagine life in such a spot light.


6 posted on 12/18/2009 2:17:03 PM PST by ohiogrammy (12)
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To: paudio

7 posted on 12/18/2009 2:17:56 PM PST by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: paudio

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2409898/posts?page=27#27


8 posted on 12/18/2009 2:19:09 PM PST by smokingfrog (Don't mess with the mocking bird! - http://tiny.cc/freepthis)
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To: paudio

This is a pretty poor excuse. She could have easily worn another hat..and there is no way she could go incognito but just wearing a ball cap.

She goes on vacation and can’t take a different hat??????


9 posted on 12/18/2009 2:19:58 PM PST by RummyChick
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To: paudio

Stupidest non-story I’ve seen all week. The lady and her family can’t go on a nice vacation without the MSM trying to manufacture an imaginary scandal out of a HAT!

And what’s worse is that there are a bunch of FReepers who’ve taken the opportunity on the other threads to try and use this non-sense to try and pull her down in favor of goofball loser candidates.

Pathetic!


10 posted on 12/18/2009 2:20:20 PM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: kjo

Continue waiting, but please...please...don’t hold your breathe. I tried that...didn’t work at all.


11 posted on 12/18/2009 2:21:59 PM PST by CaptainAmiigaf (NY TIMES: "We print the news as it fits our views")
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To: paudio

Let me get this straight... President Obama (President of the United States) bowing to the King of Saudi Arabia is no big deal, but Sarah Palin (private citizen) marking out McCain’s name on a visor is news worthy of broadcast.

Ok, got it.


12 posted on 12/18/2009 2:22:02 PM PST by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: paudio
I’m sure the Stalkerazzi had nothing to do with her cutting her vacations short.
13 posted on 12/18/2009 2:23:31 PM PST by BallyBill (WARNING:Taking me serious could cause stress related illness.)
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To: RummyChick
She goes on vacation and can’t take a different hat??????

She goes on vacation and THIS is newsworthy while the Climate gate scandal is STILL not covered? Seems your angst is misdirected here.

14 posted on 12/18/2009 2:24:32 PM PST by MNJohnnie (Demand Constitutionality)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
And what’s worse is that there are a bunch of FReepers who’ve taken the opportunity on the other threads to try and use this non-sense to try and pull her down in favor of goofball loser candidates.

I don't have ANY candidates other than liking what Palin is saying right now.

But face it: wearing a hat with McCain's name blotted from it in public is goofball.

It isn't the biggest mistake in the world, that's for sure. But it was goofy.

15 posted on 12/18/2009 2:26:06 PM PST by Yossarian
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To: RummyChick
"This is a pretty poor excuse. She could have easily worn another hat..and there is no way she could go incognito but just wearing a ball cap."

The pics I saw, she was also wearing dark sunglasses.

16 posted on 12/18/2009 2:26:09 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvKF__2r5Tw)
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To: paudio
Well, like I said on the OTHER THREAD like this one, the best thing to do is for Sarah to give this issue the "RUSH job", and auction the damned visor off on eBay, and give the proceeds to John McCain's favorite charity, in his name.

I even left that note on her Facebook, but with the thousands on there, she'll probably never see it.

It would do two things: it would water down the media's interpretation of this "horrid" event, and it would show she has no animosity toward McCain by donating the money in his name.

It's time for the media to stop these silly high school bull$#!+ games and start investigating those ALREADY in Washington who are trying to flush our country down the drain.
17 posted on 12/18/2009 2:27:49 PM PST by FrankR (oBAMA: I'd rather pay higher premiums and live, than sit before your Death Panels and die.)
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To: RummyChick

The Liberal Media creats a situation that isn’t there.
The Paulites and other Palin Bashers on FR keep up the Liberal spin against Sarah Palin.

During the month of Aug. Sarah and her family were here in San Diego while she was finishing her book. She was seen wearing similar here and no one bothered with her and the family. A non story.

NOW that Sarah has drawn thousands and thousands of people
in freezing, snowing weather all over the U.S. and many TV interviews and her book selling over a million in a few weeks, The Liberal media felt, time to take Sarah down, she is too popular and about even in the polls with Obama.

To bad some on FR are so childish to be sucked into the liberal media spin and others on FR to keep up the Liberal spin.


18 posted on 12/18/2009 2:30:36 PM PST by SoCalPol (Reagan Republican for Palin 2012)
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To: Yossarian
But face it: wearing a hat with McCain's name blotted from it in public is goofball.

It isn't the biggest mistake in the world, that's for sure. But it was goofy.

Even if it was goofy - you ever do any thing goofy on your *vacation*?

You should try it some time!

19 posted on 12/18/2009 2:30:36 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvKF__2r5Tw)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

That other thread is full of them. Oh, noes! Sarah’s defeated now! Oh, how could she? This is the end. The end!

Hahahahaha. How desperate they do get.


20 posted on 12/18/2009 2:31:16 PM PST by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it*s the new black. Mmm Mmm Mmm.)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

I know, this was the lamest story I have heard all week and I have heard some pretty lame ones. She didn’t go to Hawaii to promote her book, she was relaxing with her family, her children. She can wear whatever she damn well pleases, and yet they make a fuss about a stupid hat, it wasn’t even a good looking hat. I don’t care what she was wearing, what she wears is her business, not mine and it shouldn’t be anyone elses. No one even knew she was going to Hawaii, geez can’t people just leave her alone. They leave Tiger Woods alone but not Sarah Palin. She was NEVER bashing McCain, if people look at the hat they will see that HER name was scribbled out too


21 posted on 12/18/2009 2:31:22 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: paudio

It is ridiculous that this is even a story! The MSM is grasping at any straw they can! This is a non-story folks so quit with the “she shoulda, she coulda...” nonsense! It’s just banal horse crap.


22 posted on 12/18/2009 2:31:46 PM PST by JaguarXKE
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To: paudio

McLame is PROGRESSIVE RINO!


23 posted on 12/18/2009 2:31:51 PM PST by A. Morgan (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. Lawrence)
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To: paudio

This is amazing. How is this a controversy? But Kevin Jennings is not?


24 posted on 12/18/2009 2:32:57 PM PST by GeronL
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To: paudio

I can’t wait til ‘payback’ hits Obama and evil fluckin Democrats.


25 posted on 12/18/2009 2:33:08 PM PST by Freddd (CNN is not credible.)
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To: ReneeLynn

Romney and Huckabee supporters are pretty desperate aren’t they. Gee I dont see the media following them around, I wonder why *crickets chirping* yeah thats what I thought. People are gonna say what they are gonna say. “Why didn’t she wear a different hat” how about people need to get a LIFE.


26 posted on 12/18/2009 2:33:37 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: MNJohnnie

When’s she going to catch on that MSM is going to make something like this “newsworthy”. Slow learner.


27 posted on 12/18/2009 2:33:38 PM PST by cydcharisse
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To: paudio

If anything, she should run for the Presidency, just so she could have some peace and quiet, should she win. The Secret Service would certainly keep the gawkers and paparazzi at bay.


28 posted on 12/18/2009 2:34:23 PM PST by 724th (If the enemy is in range, so are you.)
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To: cydcharisse

Maybe she did not realize that some people lead such pathetic lives that they make a stupid hat into a story


29 posted on 12/18/2009 2:34:35 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: paudio

She should go to Hawaii when Obama goes. That way, the media hypocrisy is exposed in NOT covering him, but covering her.


30 posted on 12/18/2009 2:36:18 PM PST by ROTB (40% get gubmint money. Public Option vs. Insurance: Armed men at my door demanding payment.)
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To: Carley

31 posted on 12/18/2009 2:38:46 PM PST by onyx
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To: paudio
Actually it is a GOOD IDEA..
I just put John McLames name on my hat SO THAT I could scribble it out..
32 posted on 12/18/2009 2:39:07 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: RummyChick

She doesn’t have to make any excuse.


33 posted on 12/18/2009 2:40:56 PM PST by omega4179 (The impulse of the betrayed is to tear their fallen deities to shreds.)
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To: paudio

Palin had better learn fast on dealing with the media. As a media poltical celebrity, she lost her right to privacy.

Palin could easily have the same problems as Erin Andrews while traveling.

I bet the paparazzi was hoping to photograph Palin in a bikini. Since she didn’t wear a swimsuit on the beach, they had to settle for making the visor into a news story.


34 posted on 12/18/2009 2:41:43 PM PST by yongin
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To: SoCalPol

SCP Agree - but I imagine this will be minor histrionics here at FR compared to what will go on should Sarah decide to camapaign for McCain against Hayworth in AZ should the latter run next year.. Sigh.


35 posted on 12/18/2009 2:43:12 PM PST by sarah fan UK
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To: paudio

Sarah needs to demand Secret Service protection for herself and her family.


36 posted on 12/18/2009 2:43:56 PM PST by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at 100 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: Carley

No disrespect to you but why “sadly”? Sarah and Todd’s boy Trig is a beautiful baby and look healthy. As a grandfather to two healthy boys I say why not show the world this gift to the all!
If the people can’t accept children like Trig, Screw them!
Again no disrespect to you!


37 posted on 12/18/2009 2:44:36 PM PST by GOYAKLA
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Look she went on vacation. She packed the hat McCain. After visiting the beach and being followed by the press who were apparently staking out her hotel room and who won't leave her alone because she is so insignificant, she made last minute makeshift adjustments to the hat.

Meanwhile Joe Biden has disappeared and no one has noticed.

38 posted on 12/18/2009 2:44:45 PM PST by HapaxLegamenon
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To: HapaxLegamenon

I like the hat. I think she looks great in the hat, or visor.

I think she should sell them. Who doesn’t have something they would like to blackout?

It could mean anything to anybody.


39 posted on 12/18/2009 2:47:45 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvKF__2r5Tw)
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To: yongin

They are more courteous to Tiger Woods and they leave him alone. I hear he plays golf at night because he doesn’t want to be seen. I haven’t seen any photos being taken of him, but they have to follow Sarah on vacation with her children and ruin her vacation. She didn’t tell anyone she was going there yet the roaches found her anyway. It’s sad, of course she knows the press is gonna follow her wherever she goes but she did not think they are such empty heads they would make a fuss about a hat. Look at the hat, she scribbled out her name too, which of course the media does not mention. Slow news day I guess


40 posted on 12/18/2009 2:49:53 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: HapaxLegamenon

This is a pretty cool looking hat ...

41 posted on 12/18/2009 2:52:04 PM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: Sarah Barracuda
Palin does two choices. Either

1) Fade away into irrelevancy and enjoy her privacy or (2) Become a political player and learn to deal with an intrusive press.

She can't have it both ways.

42 posted on 12/18/2009 2:53:08 PM PST by yongin
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To: paudio
Sarah's just like me in one respect. I can't stand to throw out an old cap.

Still, rather than sharpie "McCain" out, which was bound to be "misunderstood," she probably should have come up with an extra $15 and bought herself a souvenir cap in Hawaii. I'll bet they have them in the airport.

You never can have too many caps, IMHO.


43 posted on 12/18/2009 2:53:17 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: yongin

True but I don’t usually see political figures being followed around by the press.


44 posted on 12/18/2009 2:55:42 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: CedarDave; SoCalPol

The non-story making another round.

Here’s what is so damn pathetic. Had Sarah accepted an invitation to stay at some fat cat’s private home for a vastly reduced rate, away from the snooping media like Obama’s does, she would have been slammed, shredded and who knows what else, but that’s not her anyway.

So she and her family try to have a normal little vacation in the sun after her amazing book tour and who shows up but Hollyweird’s TMZ to intrude.

It’s a crying shame that Sarah and Todd will either have to spend extra money to insure their privacy from now on or start to accept invitations from friends who own private homes away from the prying eyes of media snoops.


45 posted on 12/18/2009 2:55:52 PM PST by onyx
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Freepers attacking a conservative, can’t happen. IMO, they are trolls.


46 posted on 12/18/2009 2:56:27 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Let’s see what happens when barry and his bunch go to Hawaii next week (on our dime).


47 posted on 12/18/2009 2:58:17 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: GOYAKLA

He’s a beautiful beautiful boy. That said, the family is entitled to privacy. In her book I read that a reporter ‘interviewed’ Piper while she was walking home from school alone.

I love the family. They are all our family. I still have a picture of Piper spit combing the little one’s hair while at the convention. Right then and there I fell in love with Piper. She’s the next Sarah. For sure.


48 posted on 12/18/2009 2:58:33 PM PST by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: onyx

AAAAAAAAWWWWWWWW that cute little tyke. He’s got a special place in my heart.


49 posted on 12/18/2009 2:59:31 PM PST by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: sarah fan UK

I doubt very much Sarah is getting involved in the primary.
If in fact she did say she will support McC it would be vs. the Democrat.

Many hate McCain because he supports the war against the IslanOfascist and is fighting Obamacare.


50 posted on 12/18/2009 3:00:11 PM PST by SoCalPol (Reagan Republican for Palin 2012)
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