It was interesting to see former Senator and Dem hero Russ Feingold, who now runs the Progressives United PAC, pick Claire McCaskill out of the crowd to ‘shame’ her for her corporate ties:
This culture of corporate influence and corruption is precisely what we at Progressives United want to change. So we've decided to take on those legislators who are unwilling to stand up to corporate power, and we're naming names.
Taking it one step further, in an email blast to supporters he asked for $5 shame to help fund an ad campaign targeting McCaskill and others, claiming:
Some Democrats are… pressing to keep the cycle of political money and federal contracts hidden. Incredibly, they're claiming that transparency will somehow lead to more corruption. I spent nearly two decades in the Senate, and I can tell you: that's just baloney.
It sounds like Feingold would rather fracture Missouri’s base rather than try to get Democrats elected – or alternately, that Claire’s tap dancing on the issues is really just managing to irritate everyone. In either case we’ll be happy if they keep throwing sand in each others eyes.