Here’s an oldie from the great guitarist Leo Kottke entitled “When Shrimps Learn To Whistle,” based, I’m pretty sure, on a phrase used by Nikita Khrushchev to indicate the time when Russa would abandon communism. Wrong again, Nikita!

Ed Kilgore

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.