Dispatches from the Creation Wars

If you had May 22 in the office pool as the day the tea party folks would officially discover that Scott Brown is, in fact, a moderate Republican and not the hardcore anti-government activist they mistakenly thought he was, you win.

“His career as a senator of the people lasted slightly longer than the shelf life of milk,” said Shelby Blakely, executive director of New Patriot Journal, the media arm of the Tea Party Patriots, which includes various Tea Party groups around the country. “The general mood of the Tea Party is, ‘We put you in, and we’ll take you out in 2012.’ This is not something we will forget.”

And frankly, I think Olbermann owes Brown an apology too, for making him out to be the second coming of Jesse Helms, something he never was.