Following a recent fundraiser Republican Tea Party (GOTP) presidential footnote Willard Mitt Romney demonstrated he knows less about airplanes than he knows about foreign policy.
It seems after his wife’s plane was forced to make an emergency landing Romney told the Los Angeles Times, he was worried for her safety.
“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 mewed. “When you have a fire in an aircraft, there’s no place to go, exactly.”
Then Willard began to display his ignorance of modern aircraft when he said the biggest problem in a distressed aircraft is that “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.”
Of course, there are very good reasons why airplane windows don’t open Mr. Wizard, chief among them being there isn’t enough oxygen at cruising altitude to keep passengers alive (which is why they have those handy oxygen masks ready to drop down), and the resulting depressurization which would occur would suck anything not secured out into a free fall.
“You can’t find any oxygen from outside the aircraft to get in the aircraft, because the windows don’t open,” Romney told the Times, suggesting that additional oxygen in the cabin during a potential fire would be a good thing? Once again, Willard demonstrates – willingly – his ignorance. Fire + more oxygen = more fire.
There’s not really anything to add; Mitt’s pretty well said it all, “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.” Clearly at this point Jeff Foxworthy should show up and have Willard look into the camera and say, “I’m Mitt Romney, and I’m not smarter than a fifth grader.”
September 25, 2012 at 01:17
This, apparently, was MittWit’s sick idea of a joke. Either that, or he’s signaling the 1 percent, via some upper-crust “classist” code, how disdainful he remains of the 47 percent, who he imagines are so stupid that they actually believe that “rolling down” airplane windows to let in “oxygen” – when there isn’t enough oxygen to breathe at airplane cruising altitude – would prevent the passengers from asphyxiating from smoke inhalation, rather than sucking them out the open windows into freefall.
Rachel Maddow said on her show tonight that Romney couldn’t possibly have been joking, because no one would joke about his wife’s having narrowly missed dying in an airplane fire, especially with her standing beside him on stage. No one else would, perhaps, but rMoney isn’t above using just about any currency – including his own wife’s safety – to buy himself a few more votes.
That Willard is a hoot, isn’t he? He tells such awful “jokes” so badly that no one can tell whether he’s joking, lying, mocking other people, believes what he’s saying, or is simply at a loss for words and blurts out whatever random, inane thought pops into his head when he’s caught off-guard by a question.
Rachel burst his bubble, though, when she asked her viewers, “Didn’t he ever see ‘Goldfinger’?”