It will be darned if you do and darned if you don't because if Dems ignore Palin, they will say they are elitist and if they attack her then they are discriminating against her because she is a woman.
They intend to use her as an attack dog that is herself unattackable. She will be very cheeky in attacking and going after Biden on his supposedly dropping the ball in his votes in the Senate.
They seek to tie Biden's hands behind his back using this tactic of her being free to attack him but if he says anything back she can instantly hide behind being a woman and being targeted because of her gender.
This is the kind of dirty, low-down snakes the RNC people are..
Meanwhile Obama's campaign strategists, who are the same ones who were the architects of John Kerry's loss in 2004 have the following losing strategy for Barack to follow:
Obama wants to maintain his image as 'post partisan' and so he wants to appear to 'be above the old negative partisanship' and so is reluctant to attack McCain. McCain feels no such reluctance and so he'll fight an Obama who has tied his own hands behind his back in order to preserve his 'advantage' of being above it all.
This is the lamebrain idea of David Axelrod, the guy who helped Kerry lose. If Obama does this, McCain will continue to hack away with negative ads and he'll use his female trojan horse VP to attack without Dems being able to attack back or else they'll be charged with gender discrimination.