It occurs to me now that bringing up the planetarium is another way the GOP speaks in code to those "in the know."
I keep reading that Palin slips symbols and symbolism into her talks that those who agree with her "get." I realize there are probably many more things less beneficial than a planetarium projector that Obama requested for the state of Illinois, but look at what a planetarium symbolizes, science and eons of time and evolution. They might mention the Big Bang in a Planetarium. It is an indirect way of saying that Obama believes in science, and therefore opposes creationism. It is insidious and coldly calculated. We need to keep our eye focused on the ball they swing and not get hypnotized into missing the point.