From Texas for Palin, I found this analysis of how the New York Times distorts its reporting (I know, what else is new) to make it look like Sarah is repudiating Birthers after first embracing them. Like all NYT articles, you need to look at the whole statement, and not what they give us, because they have an obvious agenda that they won't give up.
But it got me to thinking, why does the press and the Left (I know, same thing) keep bringing up Birtherism, when every time that they do so, it prolongs the story? And then it came to me, they need to keep birtherism up front because they are afraid someone will ask "How's Obama doing?" And the answer is not good.