Political Animal


August 22, 2012 8:12 AM Daylight Video

By Ed Kilgore

A small anthem for theocrats everywhere in honor of Todd Akin: The Kinks’ “Shepherds of the Nation” from Preservation Act II.

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.


  • conduplex on August 22, 2012 9:05 AM:

    Since Drum left, PA has been a daily read, but never seemed to radiate the open heartedness and dispassion that makes Kevin so enjoyable for me. But you've been just that, and I want to let you know.
    But this just tops it. Preservation Act II? Davies was working totally uphill, with vision but so few resources compared to the Who and the others. And such a Tory view of the world! Not a great record, but this stuff got me through some confusing times. Thanks, man.

  • ComradeAnon on August 22, 2012 9:17 AM:

    Gonna go on the record. Akin will win the Senate. While the Party doesn't want abortion to be anything more than a position paper, Akin and MO have for years shown that they feel just the opposite. And look for other examples of the same from here on out. This is how they move everything to the right. Little by little.

  • Ryan on August 22, 2012 11:27 AM:

    just as Peggy replied I am startled that anyone able to profit $7257 in 4 weeks on the computer. did you read this link (Click on menu Home more information) http://goo.gl/ITgij

  • joyzeeboy on August 22, 2012 5:32 PM:

    I haven't listened to the Preservation Acts in ages!
    I loved the Demon Bowler! I have used the line "baffled him with googlies, leg breaks and off spins" to impress my Brit friends with my "in depth" knowledge of cricket

    gunna have to youtube them tonight!