From NBC's Mark Murray
Last month, when South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford had gone missing, Democratic Sen. John Kerry said this: "Too bad if a governor had to go missing, it couldn't have been the governor of Alaska. You know, Sarah Palin."
To which Palin later replied: "John Kerry, why the long face?"
Well, the Kerry-vs.-Palin feud continues.
Video: The Nation's Chris Hayes discusses the errors in Gov. Sarah Palin's op-ed in The Washington Post.
Yesterday, in response to Palin's op-ed in the Washington Post slamming President Obama on energy and cap-and-trade, Kerry wrote this response in the Huffington Post: "Unfortunately, her promise to roll up her sleeves and tackle serious issues is followed by a column that focuses on everything but the single grave challenge that forms the basis of all of our actions: the crisis of global climate change. Yes, she manages to write about the climate change action in Congress without ever mentioning the reason we are doing this in the first place. It's like complaining about the cost of repairing a roof without factoring in the leaks destroying your home."
And today, he adds on Daily Kos: "We need a real debate – and a vigorous one. That means that no one can play loose with the facts and ignore the real climate crisis." In an update to the post, he also says: "[W]hen something's flat out wrong and it's part of the news cycle, you use the truth to crush it before it takes on a life of its own, and climate change legislation is way too important to topple under the weight of distortions from anywhere or anyone."