Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin was shocked to hear that Senator John McCain regrets choosing her as vice president during his 2008 presidential run.
Palin described herself as feeling a "perpetual gut-punch" upon hearing the attack, and she is somewhat confused.
As reported by The Horn News, McCain highlights in his new book the guilt he feels over choosing Palin as his running mate. He wished he has chosen Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman, but claims his advisers warned against it due to Lieberman's pro-choice values.
"That's not what Sen. McCain has told me all these years, as he's apologized to me repeatedly for the people who ran his campaign," Palin told The Daily Mail. She said over the years, "I stop him all the time and say, 'Please don't apologize.'"
She explained that hearing the exact opposite was upsetting.
"It's not a real fun thing that part of my job is the requirement – is having to read the news every day," Palin lamented.
Palin believes that maybe McCain himself does not think she brought his campaign down, but that his inner circles does blame her.
"I attribute a lot of what we're hearing and reading regarding McCain's statements to his ghostwriter or ghostwriters," she explained.
"I don't know all the details of his condition right now. It happens to me also where people speak for me and a bell is rung, and you can't un-ring the bell."
"I don't know unless I heard it from Sen. McCain myself," she said.