A young Republican attempted to infiltrate the Russ Feingold campaign but was quickly discovered. The reason she first raised suspicion, however, appeared to be due to profiling.

The Feingold campaign began suspecting that Allison "Moss" (real name Allison Maass) was not sincere in her attempt to volunteer for the former senator because, according to Huffington Post, she "was blonde and drove a big white pickup truck."

So there are no blondes working for the Feingold campaign? And no one on the campaign drives a truck? Those are some strange suspicions, and one can imagine the outrage if Feingold's opponent, incumbent Sen. Ron Johnson, caught an infiltrator by making assumptions about the way his supporters looked.

HuffPo categorized Maass as a "right-wing activist" because she used to write for Campus Reform (an outlet covering the latest absurdities on college campuses, which HuffPo also called "right-wing") and was a member of the University of Minnesota College Republicans. That's a pretty low bar for calling someone "right-wing," a term usually used as a pejorative for kooks.

The Feingold campaign is using this otherwise mundane story (they're trying to punch it up by comparing Maass to provocateur James O'Keefe) to fundraise. Maass had no connection to Campus Reform at the time of her ruse and has no connection to the Johnson campaign, yet the Feingold campaign claimed this incident proved Johnson and Republicans "are scared" and "desperate."

The campaign also said theirs was "a different kind." Every campaign has trackers, people who "track" the opposing candidate in the hopes of catching them doing something that can be used against them. And every campaign finds themselves "infiltrated" in some capacity by the opposing campaign. Maybe it doesn't get to this level, but every campaign spies on its opponent.

But anything for a fundraising email, right?

Ashe Schow is a commentary writer for the Washington Examiner.