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Romney Doesn’t Understand Why You Can’t Roll Down Windows On A Plane

11:25 am - 09/24/2012


On Monday, Mitt Romney offered a remedy to the problem that caused his wife’s airplane to land prematurely last week: Allow passengers to roll down the airplane windows.

Ann Romney’s plane was grounded Friday after the main cabin filled with smoke. The small electrical fire caused no injuries, but apparently did cause the Presidential candidate to forget the dangers of altitude.

“When you have a fire in an aircraft, there’s no place to go, exactly,” he told the LA Times. “And you can’t find any oxygen from outside the aircraft to get in the aircraft, because the windows don’t open. I don’t know why they don’t do that. It’s a real problem.”

Air crafts do not open windows because the cabins are pressurized to fly safely at an altitude of tens of thousand feet. Opening a window in an airplane would seriously sicken the passengers and crew.

“I appreciate the fact that she is on the ground, safe and sound. And I don’t think she knows just how worried some of us were,” Romney said. “When you have a fire in an aircraft, there’s no place to go, exactly, there’s no — and you can’t find any oxygen from outside the aircraft to get in the aircraft, because the windows don’t open. I don’t know why they don’t do that. It’s a real problem. So it’s very dangerous. And she was choking and rubbing her eyes. Fortunately, there was enough oxygen for the pilot and copilot to make a safe landing in Denver. But she’s safe and sound.”

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lickety_split 24th-Sep-2012 06:34 pm (UTC)
OOP HE DID IT AGAIN
martydressler 25th-Sep-2012 04:06 am (UTC)
IT WOULD BE GOOD IF WITCHY LUCY FLEW BY THE PLANE WITH ITS WINDOWS OPEN.
mlo_7 24th-Sep-2012 06:37 pm (UTC)
Just when I think he couldn't possibly say anything stupider than what he previously has...
executivehpfan 24th-Sep-2012 09:51 pm (UTC)
I say fuck it and let him get on a bird and roll down the windows. I've officially had enough of his asshattery.
bushy_brow 24th-Sep-2012 06:39 pm (UTC)
I just ... wow, Mittens. Wow.
castalianspring 24th-Sep-2012 06:42 pm (UTC)
Holy shit. Does he not even watch any movies or TV shows? How do you get through life without knowing what happens when you lose cabin pressure?
sankaku_atama 25th-Sep-2012 12:11 am (UTC)
Because Hollywood is an Evil Liberal Conspiracy, would be my guess.
mollybarton 24th-Sep-2012 06:42 pm (UTC)
*facepalm, headdesk* Oh, Mittens.
bnmc2005 24th-Sep-2012 06:45 pm (UTC)
This is all funny haha but underneath is this running core of entitlement and self-centeredness

Just examine in the impulsive reasoning:

Something makes me/my loved one uncomfortable so that thing must be wrong or must change to suit MY immediate needs. No, MY LOGIC is right and reasoning should not be necessary. MY IDEA can't be wrong.

Edited at 2012-09-24 06:46 pm (UTC)
thevelvetsun 24th-Sep-2012 07:50 pm (UTC)
Agreed. I don't think this is stupidity, it's entitlement and privilege. He's not used to his ideas being questioned, he's always right.
moonbladem 24th-Sep-2012 06:49 pm (UTC)
OMG... I have no words, really. I'm too busy shaking my head in disbelief.
flcadam 24th-Sep-2012 06:49 pm (UTC)
It's like George H.W. Bush's shock that super markets had scanners X 100 on the Romney campaign.
mandrill 24th-Sep-2012 07:02 pm (UTC)
It's hard to believe that the GOP found someone dumber than Bush Jr. to nominate, but somehow they did.

If Obama is an empty chair, then Romney is nothing but an empty suit.
that_therapist 24th-Sep-2012 06:51 pm (UTC)
Dafuq did I just read?
cr_rc 24th-Sep-2012 07:33 pm (UTC)
+1
kaelstra 24th-Sep-2012 06:52 pm (UTC)
It's like everytime I think he's said the most stupid thing he could possibly say, he just keeps on saying new stupid things.

Edited at 2012-09-24 06:55 pm (UTC)
emofordino 24th-Sep-2012 10:26 pm (UTC)
SERIOUSLY. he must be taking our complaints of his stupidity as a challenge.
thecityofdis 24th-Sep-2012 06:52 pm (UTC)
i seriously just laughed so hard at this headline that i drooled

i swear to god
door 24th-Sep-2012 06:59 pm (UTC)
lol
mimblexwimble 24th-Sep-2012 06:53 pm (UTC)
This idiot is running for president... nope. Still doesn't register.
shishmish 24th-Sep-2012 06:57 pm (UTC)
Holy crap, and people want him to run their country even when he doesn't know the basics like why opening a window on a plane IS A BAD FUCKING IDEA.
door 24th-Sep-2012 07:01 pm (UTC)
HE IS WHITE AND RICH OBVIOUSLY HE IS QUALIFIED OK
doverz 24th-Sep-2012 06:59 pm (UTC)
My laughter sounded like crying.
emofordino 24th-Sep-2012 10:28 pm (UTC)
that's basically every reaction i have to something he says.
clevermanka 24th-Sep-2012 07:00 pm (UTC)
My god, he's turning into Dan Quayle.

kitanabychoice 24th-Sep-2012 08:13 pm (UTC)
*cackle* Best use of this gif I've seen yet. MTE, Dean.
door 24th-Sep-2012 07:01 pm (UTC)
OMG TOTALLY IF WE ROLL DOWN THE WINDOWS ON PLANES DOES THAT MEAN WE CAN SMOKE ON FLIGHTS AGAIN?!?/???

ROMNEY 2012
fightingwords 24th-Sep-2012 11:20 pm (UTC)
YES
alicephilippa 24th-Sep-2012 07:01 pm (UTC)
I find it hard to keep up with the stupid that just rolls of his tongue. I'm left wondering just how does he get dressed in the morning?
kriscynical 24th-Sep-2012 07:17 pm (UTC)
Um, servants, duh.
door 24th-Sep-2012 07:02 pm (UTC)
Stop this planet, I want to get off.
furrygreen 24th-Sep-2012 07:02 pm (UTC)
How does an incredibly rich man (and supposed smart) not know this? This is worse than the tree heights. I don't think I know anyone, even my seven year old nephew, who doesn't know this.

Hey. Maybe he's planning on beaming us 47%-er's out into space. There's "air" up there, right? That clear stuff you can't see. If air on earth, it must to out there. We'll just be floatin' around...

This called for this gif:

coraki 24th-Sep-2012 08:14 pm (UTC)
That gif made me think of this. And now have a new way of thinking about Mitt Romney.



Edited at 2012-09-24 08:15 pm (UTC)
tabaqui 24th-Sep-2012 07:05 pm (UTC)
I can't wait to see the GOP spin this and/or Romney take it back.
cuterabbit33 24th-Sep-2012 07:06 pm (UTC)
Sheesh, he's turning into performance art at this rate.
shortsweetcynic 24th-Sep-2012 08:03 pm (UTC)
i adore this comment.
squeeful 24th-Sep-2012 07:18 pm (UTC)
How...how does that compute for anyone with half a hemisphere? I've been on a plane that lost cabin pressure. Not explosively, but still not fun.
sixdemonhag 24th-Sep-2012 07:19 pm (UTC)
You know it's bad when someone makes George Bush look good in comparison.
wrestlingdog 24th-Sep-2012 08:03 pm (UTC)
ROFLing at that .gif. I knos that feel, Tim Gunn.
zhiva_the_mage 24th-Sep-2012 07:24 pm (UTC)
When you have a fire, a draft of fresh air is the last thing you want!
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