Hurricane Spinning: Maryland Gov Says Obama Speech Motivated People To Evacuate

I know many people who would be prompted to flee at the prospect of an Obama speech.  But were words from the World's Greatest Orator really responsible for Maryland residents threatened by Hurricane Irene to follow evacuation orders?  Yes, according to Dem Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley.

Clearly in abject Obama suck-up mode, O'Malley also spoke of the "new professionalism" at FEMA and even claimed that the economy was improving.  Video after the jump.

The Early Show played not once but twice President Obama's pedestrian remarks encouraging people to evacuate.  Does anyone really believe his comments, read from a script and delivered outdoors as he took a few minutes off from his Martha's Vineyard vacation, played a significant role?