There is one other interesting development in the aftermath of the Cegelis/Duckworth intramural fight in the IL-6 Democratic primary.
Chris Bowers & Matt Stoller, two of the leading lights of the blogosphere, essentially apologize for listening to the CW party line spin coming out of D.C., and backing off the Cegelis race -- even though they weren't really under attack! (Bowers' comments are here. Stoller's are here.)
Imho, this is stand-up blogging. I, for one, am impressed.