Monday, November 22, 2010

Political Gabfest

Slate magazine political correspondent John Dickerson says Sarah Palin ranks up there with marketing behemoths like Apple, Nike and Coca-Cola when it comes to brand management. It seems Palin won't allow even the smallest voice of dissent on her Facebook page, Dickerson told a crowd of several hundred at the University of Michigan Law School. "Within three minutes, it had been deleted," Dickerson said of a comment he left on one of Palin's posts on Facebook. Dickerson was joined by colleagues Emily Bazelon and David Plotz as the voices behind Slate's popular Political Gabfest took their show on the road in Ann Arbor on a recent Wednesday night. During an hour-long podcast, the three pundits kept the crowd laughing as they riffed on Palin, the 2010 mid-term elections and the presidencies of Barack Obama and George W. Bush. The 350-seat lecture space inside Hutchins Hall was filled to capacity, while dozens more spilled into overflow rooms to watch a live video feed. Read the story here.

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