The Jittery Ball of Sunshine Gabfest
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Updated Friday, Sept. 26, 2008, at 10:25 AM
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Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz talk politics. This week, Republican presidential candidate John McCain suspends his campaign—or maybe not; the nation faces economic woes; and the vice-presidential candidates enjoy an exciting week.
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McCain suspended his presidential campaign in order to return to Washington to work on the financial crisis. He then canceled an appearance on The Late Show With David Letterman but remained in New York to be interviewed by CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric. Two days earlier he admitted he was too busy to read the bailout plan proposed by U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson.
One question concerning any plan is whether it will allow judges to modify mortgages for people facing bankruptcy.
Emily discusses Sarah Palin's interview with Couric, in which the Republican vice-presidential candidate couldn't answer a question about McCain's regulatory efforts as a senator.
Emily chatters about a piece she co-wrote with Chris Wilson that rates executive orders issued during the Bush administration.
Emily Bazelon is a Slate senior editor and writes about law, family, and kids. Her forthcoming book, Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Empathy and Character. Find her at email@example.com or on Facebook or Twitter.
John Dickerson is Slate's chief political correspondent and author of On Her Trail. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Read his series on the presidency and his series on risk. Follow him on Twitter.
David Plotz is the Editor of Slate. He's the author of The Genius Factory: The Curious History of the Nobel Prize Sperm Bank and Good Book. He appears on Slate's Political Gabfest.