Alternate headline: “Kathleen Parker’s got a fee-vah and the only prescription is more Todd Palin.”

Sarah and Todd Palin may move their family out for the summer, thanks to their new “creepy” neighbor, writer Joe McGinniss. So said Todd Palin in a telephone interview with me as he described the strange events unfolding around his family’s backyard…

Todd comes across as the regular guy’s regular guy. He has an easygoing, laid-back manner, to be sure. But he’s also a husband and father, protective of his family and cautious with strangers. Especially — and understandably — with media strangers…

The invasion of privacy has ruined the Palins’ summer.

“This [summer] is what we live for. We like to be outside and do family activities, and big brother is watching.”…

[I]t sounds like everyone needs to cool their jets and that someone needs to leave the neighborhood. It shouldn’t have to be Todd and Sarah Palin.

The kicker? Todd Palin called her to talk about this. Does … Todd know that she led the “Palin’s out of her league” bandwagon after McCain put her on the ticket? (“If BS were currency, Palin could bail out Wall Street herself.”) Is he aware that she’s been known to respond, when asked whether Palin’s a “poster girl for racism” by Chris Matthews: “Not consciously”? I assume he has an inkling based on her prior columns, in which case I’m fascinated by the strategy here. Maybe Sarahcuda’s planning some sort of charm offensive for her more strident critics on the center-right? Or maybe she just figured that Parker, being a mom herself, could especially sympathize with the plight of trying to have a summer with the kids when some guy’s busy typing up a hit piece on you just outside your backyard fence? Why did Todd make the call, anyway, instead of Sarah? And most importantly, when are the Palins going to turn their Strange New Respect sights on David Brooks? Note to S and T: If you meet him in person, make sure the creases on your clothes are razor sharp. He likes that.

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