Political Animal


July 27, 2012 8:00 AM Daylight Video

By Ed Kilgore

In keeping with the Georgia Music theme of this week, and in honor of Mitt’s hard landing in London, here’s REM performing “Radio Free Europe” in the UK in 1984.

Ed Kilgore is a contributing writer to the Washington Monthly. He is managing editor for The Democratic Strategist and a senior fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute. Find him on Twitter: @ed_kilgore.


  • James M on July 27, 2012 8:48 AM:

    Just watching MSNBC videos on Mr. Romney's disastrous London tour. I think the only way to really understand him is to refer to Mark Twain's "Innocents Abroad".

    What I can't understand is how someone who has been running for President for nearly a decade, and has virtually unlimited financial resources,could be so unprepared.

    How is he going to survive the presidential debates?

  • Patrick Star on July 27, 2012 10:01 AM:

    Is Peter Buck playing John Lennon's Rickenbacker?

  • revisionist life on July 27, 2012 10:42 AM:

  • Ries on July 27, 2012 12:14 PM:

    I still think REM's highest and best use was as Warren Zevon's backup band- they did two great albums with him, Sentimental Hygiene, and Hindu Love Gods, both of which are better than most of their stuff after Murmur.

  • 2Manchu on July 27, 2012 12:17 PM:

    Michael Stipe had hair?