It should be noted, as Michael Sandoval does, that Ed Perlmutter regretted it immediately. More disturbing was watching Claire McCaskill on Morning Joe this morning. She was defending Jack Conway’s shameful ad against Rand Paul — it makes use of allegations against Paul about his college years that were raised in a slipshod Vanity Fair piece. Paul is “out there,” McCaskill, explained. So, anything goes because you disagree with him and his worldview?