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Posted Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, at 10:45 AM
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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss what the non-candidacy of Chris Christie and Sarah Palin mean for the GOP race, and Apple’s curious avoidance of politics under Steve Jobs.
Here are some of the links and references mentioned during this week's show:
John’s Slate piece about the GOP’s search for a Romney alternative.
A CBS News poll finding 74 percent of Republican voters did not want Sarah Palin to run for president.
Rick Perry’s comment in the Fox News/Google debate that denying in-state tuition to the children of illegal immigrants is heartless.
The Washington Post article that started the uproar over Rick Perry’s family hunting camp.
A New Yorker piece about multimillionaire Art Pope’s newfound ability to buy the North Carolina state legislature, thanks to Citizens United.
A New Yorker article about the Koch brothers.
Chris Christie’s press conference in which he addressed the stigma attached to being overweight.
A video of Steve Jobs presenting his plan for the new Apple campus to the Cupertino City Council.
David chatters about a passage from Keith Richards’ memoir, Life, in which he describes the new phenomenon of teenage fangirls.
Emily chatters about the confirmation that a Friday Night Lights movie is in the works.
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Posted on Oct. 7 by Aviva Shen at 10:40 a.m.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or on Facebook or 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.
John Dickerson is Slate's chief political correspondent and author of On Her Trail. He can be reached at email@example.com. Read his series on the presidency and his series on risk. Follow him on Twitter.