The Gabfest on Steve Jobs' retirement, the fall of Muammar Qaddafi, and the Republican presidential race.

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Aug. 26 2011 6:07 PM

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On this week's Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, David Plotz, and Slate technology columnist Farhad Manjoo discuss Steve Jobs' retirement, the fall of Muammar Qaddafi, and the Republican presidential race.

Here are some of the links and references mentioned during this week's show:

Manjoo's Slate piece arguing that Apple will do "amazingly well" without Steve Jobs.
A New York Times piece on Jobs' 313 patents.
A New York Times piece on the "reins of uncertainty" following the Arab revolts, comparing Libya's uprising to the French Revolution.
A National Journal piece on President Obama's "nuanced victory" in Libya.
A National Journal piece on Jon Huntsman's jabs at his fellow Republican presidential candidates this week.
A Pew Research poll in which 41 percent of Republicans said there is no chance they would vote for Sarah Palin.
A National Journal piece on how Mitt Romney is "playing hands-off" when It comes to Rick Perry.

Emily has two chatters this week. Her first is James Sturm's Slate piece about trying to get a cartoon published in The New Yorker. Her second is the decision to drop the charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahn.

John chatters on the Dick Cheney's forthcoming memoir.

David chatters on a Washington Post piece about how the animals at the National Zoo responded to this week's earthquake. Apparently the pandas didn't even flinch.

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