In the wake of Scott Brown's stunning U.S. Senate victory
in Massachusetts, the New York Times this weekend
sought to measure the evolving relationship between the mainstream GOP and the fired-up anti-establishment Tea Party movement, largely by recounting events that have taken place in Colorado over the past year. Kate Zernike builds her story around the rocky ride GOP candidates Scott McInnis
and Jane Norton
have endured as they have "strained to ride the Tea Party tiger," as the headline to the story puts it. Not included in the Times report is the latest chapters in the story, which unfolded on the floor of the state Senate and in the Colorado blogoshere this week.