OFA’s response to the leaked talking points… throw the guy under the bus and claim he’s no longer with the group (even though he used his OFA email and their list).
Via Washington Examiner:
An environmental official suggesting he worked for Organizing for Action, the Obama administration’s advocacy group, sent a memo to supporters and pro-Obama pundits, warning them to avoid using “economic arguments” to defend the president’s new climate change, which could put a damper on coal plants and the Keystone Pipeline project.
Ken Berlin, general counsel to the Coalition for a Green Capital and a former chairman of the Obama campaign’s Energy and Environment Team, also warned people to not “over promise on the impacts taking action will have.”
But officials from Organizing for Action immediately distanced themselves from Berlin and his talking points, saying he was no longer officially affiliated with Obama though he issued the talking points through an email address connecting him to the group and referred to himself as an officer of its Energy and Environmental Team.
Berlin later acknowledged that he wasn’t still affiliated with the Obama organization. Asked about his use of an “OFAeteam” email address, Berlin said, “We have to change that.”
The “Do and Don’t” list Berlin sent out in a email blast was intended to combat criticism of the climate-change speech Obama delivered Tuesday at Georgetown University.