Palin told NBC she was disappointed that she was not allowed to speak on election night in Phoenix. She and a team of speechwriters had prepared remarks for her to deliver, but at the last minute McCain aides decided it would not be in keeping with tradition for the vice presidential candidate to speak before the candidate's concession speech.
"I thought even if it was unprecedented, so what. Geez, let's do something a bit out of the box there. But those were the type of shots that were called that I didn't have control over," Palin told Lauer.
She concedes that she may have gone a bit "rogue" at times during the campaign.
"I believed in going off script once in while in one of the rallies in order to really reiterate perhaps something that I believe about John McCain. Maybe it wasn't scripted, but so what?" Palin told van Susteren.
Palin told Lauer she continues to keep in touch with McCain nearly every day and they have a "great relationship."
"Had from day one. Had the first time that I met him, last year, he and his wife. I just have been great admirers of them, of their family, of all that Sen. McCain has accomplished. Never once was there any inkling of tension between the two of us," she said.