So, after pointing that out, I would like to say this article is full of shit. Of the actual facts in there that support the idea that Obama is actually paying too much attention to Palin, we have:
And Obama isn't giving Palin that much attention. The media is. If Obama gets asked about her, he must, by the rules of our political culture, give some kind of answer. The rest of it is definitely not him paying much attention to her (as I explained). The message Rove is pushing is that Obama is afraid of / concerned with / etc. the choice of Palin. Likely he isn't -- polls show that Palin is pushing those "disaffected Hilary voters" back towards Obama -- but it's a good message for the Republicans to push. All the charges of sexism, anti-family bias, etc. are all ways to emotionally appeal to the lesser-informed voters. Rove in this article is just pushing one part of that appeal (and continuing some faux controversies as part of it.)
Rachael"There will be time, there will be time / To prepare a face to meet the faces that you meet." -- Eliot
Truthfully I'm getting sick of the Palin-all-the-time that all the liberal blogs (and some of the conservative ones) have turned into. Actually have gotten sick of. Like two days after the announcement. Possibly less.
Blergh. Can't we talk about health care? Or economics? Or the proper use and role of the military?!