MoveOn goes after Palin

Calling her Tuesday op-ed on energy issues a "marvel of misinformation," MoveOn.org both went after Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) and sought to use her to raise money on Wednesday.

Palin penned an op-ed in the Washington Post on Wednesday that thoroughly criticized President Obama's energy policy.

On Wednesday, MoveOn, liberal political activism group, sent an email to its supporters slamming Palin.

"Well, now we know why Sarah Palin is quitting as governor of Alaska," the email says. "Her op-ed is a marvel of misinformation and outright lies. Just like conservatives in Congress, Palin is trotting out the 'energy taxes' scare tactic, and arguing instead for more drilling and more dirty coal. This bill already has too many giveaways to Big Coal and Big Oil, but it's still not enough for Palin."

Naturally, MoveOn then asks supporters for money to help run an ad in response to Palin's op-ed.

It is worth noting that Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), who has written a book on energy issues, also went after Palin for her op-ed on Tuesday. On the Huffington Post, Kerry said Palin's op-ed "focuses on everything but the single grave challenge that forms the basis of all of our actions: the crisis of global climate change."

Check out MoveOn's full email after the jump.

jeremy.jacobs@thehill.com
Dear MoveOn member,
Well, now we know why Sarah Palin is quitting as governor of Alaska.

In a Washington Post column, she just announced her new focus: killing our chance to build a clean energy economy, starting with the energy bill currently in Congress.1

Her op-ed is a marvel of misinformation and outright lies. Just like conservatives in Congress, Palin is trotting out the "energy taxes" scare tactic, and arguing instead for more drilling and more dirty coal. This bill already has too many giveaways to Big Coal and Big Oil, but it's still not enough for Palin.2

As ridiculous as Sarah Palin's lies are, they're getting attention, and they're a real threat to clean energy. If we can raise $125,000 today, we'll run a rapid response ad to counter these lies and stop Palin's attack. Can you donate $25?

This is the same Sarah Palin who doesn't believe climate change is caused by humans.3 The same Sarah Palin who is obsessed with drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. And the same Sarah Palin who's looking for controversial issues to launch a 2012 presidential bid.

Now she's positioning herself as the face of the conservative attack against clean energy, against the Clean Air Act