The Mormons Are So Good Looking Gabfest
Listen to Slate's show about the State of the Union, Mitt Romney’s taxes, Newt’s funder Sheldon Adelson, and the indictment of ex-CIA officer John Kiriakou.
Posted Friday, Jan. 27, 2012, at 12:30 PM
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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss Mitt Romney’s taxes, the State of the Union, Sheldon Adelson’s influence over Gingrich, and the indictment of ex-CIA officer John Kiriakou.
Here are some of the links and references mentioned during this week's show:
Mitt Romney’s tax returns.
John’s Slate piece on Romney and Gingrich’s insider status.
Dan Check’s Slate calculator that finds how long it would take Romney to make your annual salary.
John’s Slate piece on the State of the Union.
Dave Weigel’s Slate blog post on the Gingrich-Adelson quid pro quo.
The NBC interview with Gingrich about Sheldon Adelson’s support.
A Forbes profile of Sheldon Adelson.
Newt Gingrich’s 2005 essay on Palestinian rights.
The ABC News interview in which John Kiriakou defended waterboarding as torture.
John chatters about the New York Times’ series on Apple, iEconomy.
Emily chatters about the term “a crush of shrimp.”
David has three chatters. He wonders why Mormons are so good-looking, recommends Robert Kagan’s article in The New Republic on the “myth of American decline,” and chatters about a Kottke blog post saying that some of 10th President John Tyler’s grandchildren are still alive.
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Podcast production by Andrew Bouvé and Dale Willman. Links compiled by Aviva Shen.
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.