Sarah Palin said Sunday that she really didn't mean to steal Mitt Romney's thunder when she rolled into New Hampshire in her One Nation tour bus the day Romney announced his candidacy for president.
The New Hampshire Leader gave Palin top coverage last Friday, the day after Romney's official campaign announcement, Fox News reported, giving Romney a small picture on the front page and a story on Page 3.
I apologize if I stepped on any - any of that PR that Mitt Romney needed or wanted that day. I do sincerely apologize, Palin told Fox News Sunday. I didn't mean to step on anybody's toes.
I'll step on the toes of those who are making poor decisions for our nation, she continued. I have faith that Mitt Romney is one who desires to make good, sound, fiscally responsible decisions for our nation. I don't have a problem stepping on toes of those, though, who keep screwing them up.
Despite the apology, Romney didn't seem to mind so much, at least according to his answers on Piers Morgan's CNN show Monday night.
Romney refused to bite when Morgan said, I want to talk to you straight off the top about your announcement and, in particular, Sarah Palin's decision to knife you either in the back or the front, whichever way you choose to - to look at it.
The former Massachusetts governor chose, rather, to say that Palin's energy and passion are bringing a lot of positive attention to the presidential race.
In a lot of respects, it's the best thing that could happen to me, Romney said. Right now, your greatest enemy is overexposure. People get tired of seeing the same person day in and day out.