Palin says she spoke with McCain on Friday, praises former running mate

2008 GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin on Saturday indicated that her relationship with her running mate, Sen. John McCain, is not as tense as some think.

Palin took to Twitter while traveling on her book tour, saying that she spoke with the Arizona Republican yesterday. She praised him as a "true hero:"

Fun event in PA;saw many friends from John&my rally there last yr(spoke w/John yestrdy;he truly is a hero & thx for shout out on the book!)

McCain on Saturday morning told the Associated Press that he enjoyed Palin's memoir, Going Rogue, and downplayed the tension between their camps.

In her memoir, Palin confirms the divisions between her and McCain's aides.

Among her complaints, Palin says that she wanted to deliver her own concession speech on election night,but was turned down. Palin also says she was kept "bottled up" from reporters during the campaign.

Tension between McCain aides and Palin has continued after the campaign. Former top McCain aide Steve Schmidt said last month it would be "catastrophic" for the GOP to nominate Palin for president in 2012. Schmidt said last week that Palin's description of him in her book was a "fabrication" and "total fiction."

Cross-posted to the Twitter Room