The Another Boring White Guy Gabfest
Listen to Slate's show about the fight over Romney’s Bain record and tax returns, the Republican veepstakes, and Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer.
Posted Friday, July 20, 2012, at 1:37 PM
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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, David Plotz, Emily Bazelon, and John Dickerson discuss the fight over Romney’s Bain record and tax returns, the Republican veepstakes, and Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer.
Here are some of the links and references mentioned during this week's show:
- David references Jacob Weisberg’s comparison of Mitt and George Romney’s effective tax rates.
- John talks about an Obama ad running in Pennsylvania that wonders whether Romney paid any taxes at all.
- Emily’s favorite piece of veepstakes speculation was Nate Silver’s rundown of why each of the leading female contenders “would be at least a little risky.”
- The Gabfesters discuss an analysis by Slate’s Farhad Manjoo of Marissa Mayer’s new gig.
- Marissa Mayer doesn’t like to call herself a feminist? Well, “what part of ‘liberation for women’ is not for you?” Emily credits that question to British writer Caitlin Moran, who is profiled on DoubleX by Peggy Orenstein.
Links Page Exclusive! David decides to not share his second chatter with John and Emily; he would have discussed a report that, for the first time, the average Canadian household is wealthier than their American counterpart.
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Podcast production by Andrew Bouvé and Dale Willman. Links compiled by Jeff Friedrich.
Emily Bazelon is a Slate senior editor and writes about law, family, and kids. She is also the Truman Capote Fellow at Yale Law School and a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine. Her new book is 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.