Political Animal


September 20, 2012 8:12 AM Daylight Video

By Ed Kilgore

A while back I posted this for about 90 seconds and then took it down on a day when it turned out to be inappropriate. But now, after three days of watching battleground state ads, and with a very strong feeling about where the Romney campaign in particular is headed: here’s Lou Reed (in his brief blond phase) performing “Vicious” in Paris, 1974.

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.


  • bushytailed on September 20, 2012 8:51 AM:

    Great video and so appropo. Mitt will be unhinged.

    Will Bunch had a most profound take on the meaning of the leaked video where Mitt and donor cohorts blast the people whose livelihoods/sustenance/source of income *they* helped to destroy:


  • SadOldVet on September 20, 2012 8:56 AM:

    [You are not the only one who is in a bad mood this morning and I have no intention of humoring you. If you're going to attack Ed all day, your comments are going to disappear. So shall we start fresh, or have a battle of wills that you can't win? Trash Harold Ford all you want. Leave the boss out of it. He isn't Harold's keeper and when he was found it a Sysiphean task. -Mod]

  • SadOldVet on September 20, 2012 9:47 AM:


    Talk about thin skinned. I promise NOT to trash Ed Kilgore ALL day, just parts of it.

    I actually do not blame Ed for Craptcha. Probably the moderator's fault!

    [Now see, I can laugh along with that. Probably has something to do with having had my coffee...]