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Obama had planned to return to the White House on Saturday. A spokesman says the president decided Friday morning to cut his vacation short because he wanted to be as far away from Martha's Vineyard as possible when the storm reaches that area.
"Only a total idiot would hang around here and wait for that hurricane to hit" he told us in an exclusive telephone interview. "We're going back to DC, now that Irene seems to be passing it by and heading straight for Martha's Vineyard."
With the hurricane tracking straight for Martha's Vineyard, the President decided not to take any chances and head back to DC. "The White House is the safest place to be in one of these things," he said. "They have at least a years worth of food and water stockpiled there, plus they have several emergency electric generators."
The President has a reputation for "going the other way" whenever he sees trouble coming.
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Before leaving Martha's Vineyard, Obama urged millions of people in Irene's path to obey instructions from their state and local officials, including orders to evacuate if told to do so.
Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha had been on the island getaway off Massachusetts since Aug. 18.