How worried is Obama about Palin?

How scared are Obama and his advisers of that former hick town mayor and now governor of a thinly populated frozen state? This scared. 
Obama to Dispatch Female Surrogates
ST. PAUL — Senator Barack Obama will increasingly lean on prominent Democratic women to undercut Gov. Sarah Palin and Senator John McCain, dispatching Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton to Florida on Monday and creating a rapid-response team to deploy female surrogates to battleground states, Obama advisers said on Thursday.

Mrs. Clinton’s campaign event in Florida, her first for Mr. Obama since the Democratic convention last month, will include a forceful response to the searing attacks and fresh burst of energy that Ms. Palin injected into the race with her convention speech on Wednesday night, Obama aides said.

And of course Ms. Clinton will be glad to help her former opponent.  In her own way.

Advisers to Mrs. Clinton, who has been on vacation this week, said that she stands ready to help the Obama-Biden ticket, but they urged not to overestimate the effect she could have, noting that she had other commitments this fall, like campaigning and raising money for Senate candidates. [emphasis added]
For the public record, Senator Obama professed not to be worried.
“I’ve been called worse on the basketball court, so it’s not that big of a deal,” he said.
Governor Palin was a star high school basketball player where she earned her nickname "Sarah barracuda."