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White House press: Aren’t you worried that Mitt Romney will politicize the hurricane?

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During a weekend press gaggle aboard Air Force One, White House reporters were naturally concerned about Hurricane Sandy and questioned the White House Press staff about the president’s hurricane preparations.

But one reporter was anxious to know if they were prepared for Mitt Romney.

“Are you worried about the possible politicization of the storm response?” the reporter asked. “We’re a week out from the election.  Governor Romney might say something about how you guys are responding to it or going to rallies and that stuff.”

“Well, I don’t want to predict what Governor Romney may or may not say,” Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest answered. “He certainly does have an interesting track record on this.”

The president announced this morning that he would leave Florida and return to the White House to monitor the storm response.

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