Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has set the presidential race on fire. She is the talk of the campaign after her surprise selection as Republican presidential nominee John McCain's running mate.
Lots of attention -- fueled by a few controversies -- arose quickly afterwards. But so far, despite the great interest in Palin and questions about her readiness, campaign officials have severely limited her access to the press. Meanwhile, they have charged that the media and Democratic nominee Barack Obama are guilty of sexism in the way they're treating her.
I've shared my thoughts -- based in part on my own experience as a working mother -- in my Viewpoints column today. I'd like to hear what you think. Post a comment and join the discussion.
-- Editor Margaret Sullivan