Going From Rogue To Incognito

The gossip Web site TMZ snapped photos of the former Alaska governor vacationing in Hawaii earlier this week in which Palin is shown with a McCain campaign visor with black marker covering the ex-presidential candidate's name.

The Web site declared the hat a "frontal attack on Sen. John McCain," but Palin told Politico she was merely trying to "be incognito" while vacationing in Hawaii.

"I am so sorry if people took this silly incident the wrong way," Palin said in a statement to the Web site. "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. So much for trying to be incognito."
Okay, so I wouldn't normally post something as trite as this, but it got me to thinking about Sarah Palin's intelligence.

You see, the way I figure things, the Palins are not hurting for money. Not in the least. Sarah's book-deal alone is worth millions.

So, why the marker-on-the-hat routine? Is Palin really trying to say that she was going 'incognito' by re-using a McCain campaign hat? Why not buy something at the gift shop in the hotel if you are that concerned about it?

I'm on the fence. Part of me thinks that she was slighting McCain by doing this, but the other half of my brain thinks, 'Yeah, she really didn't think this one through'.