From Huffington Post
Following an emergency landing his wife's plane had to make last week, the governor took a moment on the campaign trail on Monday to comment on her safety.
"I appreciate the fact that [my wife] is on the ground safe and sound," he said. "I don't think she's aware of just how worried some of us were."
Romney continued, "When you have a fire in an aircraft, there's no place to go exactly. 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, but it's a real problem," Romney said.
It's a real problem that the windows don't roll down on airplanes? Is it also a problem that guns don't shoot backwards through the barrel this way? Or that diving boards are only really ever mounted over very deep water? Why don't the windows roll down?
I don't think he was joking because he couldn't possibly be joking about his wife almost being in a plane crash. You can't joke about that, especially with her standing right there. So has he never seen Goldfinger?
~ Rachel Maddow on MSNBC
Science Genius Mitt Romney Thinks Airplane Windows Should Open
~ Headline on Wonkette
Can't. Tell. If. Serious. (He can't be serious).
~ comment by freakishlywrong on Wonkette
Those windows are just the right size to be sucked out of.
~ comment by Schmannnity on Wonkette
Rombots don't need oxygen.
~ comment by iburl on Wonkette
Mitt Romney: A vote for roll down windows on airplanes & right-sized trees!
~ comment by BillinFla on Huffington Post
Doh, he would be very upset if the person in front of him on the plane opened the window and it messed up his hair.
~ comment by coffeebeaner on Huffington Post
While on the subject, Romney also wants to know why the windows on the space station don't open.
Romney continued, "When you have a fire in the space station, there's no place to go exactly. And you can't find any oxygen from outside the station to get in the station because the windows don't open. I don't know why they don't do that, but it's a real problem," Romney said.
~ comment by SingularityPoint on Huffington Post
And submarines, what's up with them? No windows at all! No screen doors, either. I'm at a loss to explain why.
~ comment by butlercaddie on Huffington Post
Mitt, let me explain - an airplane window, when opened, becomes just like you - it sucks all the air out of the room.— Frank Conniff (@FrankConniff) September 25, 2012
That awkward moment when Mitt Romney says airplane windows should roll down and none of his base thinks there's anything wrong with that.— Top Conservative Cat (@TeaPartyCat) September 25, 2012
If airplane windows don't roll down, how does the pilot stick his head out the window to make sure his dog is okay? on.cc.com/Qee0T1— Indecision (@indecision) September 24, 2012