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Sandy's Silver Lining: As Disaster Struck, These People All Noted an Upside -- Positive PR for Obama
The tendency to find a political angle on every story sometimes proves irrepressible

Appearing on Chris Matthews' MSNBC show, Salon's Joan Walsh responded to the host noting people mocked Obama for promising to stop the oceans from rising, saying Obama "got the last laugh":

'So, you know, Obama got the last laugh'

NBC's Savannah Guthrie, appearing on "Meet the Press" two days before Election Day, said Sandy -- "seemingly sent from above" -- would help Obama win re-election:

'Here was a moment handed to him, seemingly from above'
Only slightly off topic: MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell attacked Mitt Romney for collecting goods for Sandy survivors, noting it was a "suspiciously good" PR event:

'The Red Cross said while they’re always grateful for donations – that this is not what they need or want'
CNN's Roland Martin predicted Hurricane Sandy would help the president at the ballot box:

'He gets to be presidential'
Reflecting on the president's re-election, MSNBC's Chris Matthews said he's "so proud of the country" and going on to say, "I'm so glad we had that storm last week":

'The storm brought in possibilities for good politics'