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.”