Grapevine: Occupy Wall Street's reaction to Sandy

Group's tweets after storm


And now some fresh pickings from the Political Grapevine...


There's a new explanation for why superstorm Sandy happened coming from Syria.

Syrian Army News posted this. Quote -- "Sources confirm that Hurricane Sandy, now buffeting the U.S., was carried out by highly advanced technology developed by the heroic Iranian regime, in coordination with our resistant regime. This is a consequence of attacking Assad's Syria and threatening its security."

Last month, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad blamed the West for destroying his country's rain clouds to force a drought.

Positive Spin

As cities along the Eastern Seaboard begin cleaning up Sandy's wreckage one group seems happy about the damage.

Occupy Wall Street's official Twitter account posted these tweets Tuesday.

Quote -- "No subways. No electricity. No chains." "Go outside. Meet your neighbors. Talk. Share a meal. When capitalism retreats our communities flourish." And -- "As capitalism halts, we experience 'an exceptional period of mutual support and common care.'"

Hot Mic

Cameras were rolling yesterday when Buzzfeed reporter McKay Coppins made this comment about Governor Romney before he took the stage in Ohio.


MCKAY COPPINS, REPORTER, BUZZFEED: There's like, at least a 40 percent chance that he says something stupid.


Coppins admitted the snipe and that his prediction was wrong. Quote -- "Looks like my snide comment, caught on livestream was wrong -- Romney got the tone just right at this event in Dayton."

Risk Management

And finally, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel dodged an interview question until after the election.

A Florida fourth grader asked President Obama's former White House chief of staff -- quote -- "Do you have any funny stories you can tell us about President Obama?"

Emanuel said there were all kinds of stories but he wouldn't share them just yet. Quote -- "After the election, I'll tell you some funny stories. I don't want to do anything that would ever be used the wrong way to jeopardize his election, okay?"