Here's The Plumline blog's take on it:
Wow, it looks like Sarah Palin is one heck of a prolific fundraiser — for the left, that is.
A fundraising email that MoveOn blasted out yesterday afternoon calling for cash to counter Palin’s “lies” on climate change has brought in more than $100,000 in 24 hours, a MoveOn spokesman confirms to me.
MoveOn blasted out the call for cash in response to Palin’s Op ed in the Washington Post attacking Obama’s cap and trade plan as an “enormous threat to our economy.”
“This is the same Sarah Palin who doesn’t believe climate change is caused by humans,” MoveOn’s fundraising email read. “Now she’s positioning herself as the face of the conservative attack against clean energy.”
“Sarah Palin’s lies could sink our hopes for a clean energy economy,” the email continued, calling on members to chip in money to “fight back against Palin’s false claims.”
Palin’s political action committee raised some $200,000 for her in the ten days after she resigned as governor of Alaska. MoveOn’s claim of $100,000 in one day means her attacks on Obama’s cap and trade bill raised half that amount — for her opponents — in one day.
Says MoveOn’s spokesman: “It is still pouring in — at a good rate.”
Update: I should have noted that while Palin’s supporters are unquestionably passionate, MoveOn’s haul demonstrates yet again how polarizing a figure Palin has become. It’s kind of amazing how motivated and energized her detractors are, particularly when it comes to pushing back against her high-profile claims on high-stakes questions like, you know, what to do to save the earth.