For those of you on the East Coast who miss Steve Benen’s prompt 8:00 a.m. posts, and/or resent my sluggish West Coast posting habits, I am inaugurating a “Daylight Video” feature that will provide an interesting or provocative or ALARMING or simply pleasurable introduction to the day. This will also allow me on occasion allow me to share my nostalgic and sometimes obscure musical tastes.

Today’s edition is a slow awakener: an ancient, cheesy Vanilla Fudge version of an ancient, cheesy Lee Hazlewood/Nancy Sinatra tune called “Some Velvet Morning.” Enjoy, and I’ll be along within the hour with some topical blogging.

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Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.