Some mood music for the Petraeus Frenzy: Ry Cooder and the Chicken Skin Band perform “Dark End of the Street” in 1977.

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.