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

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.