Romney: “I Don’t Know Why Airplane Windows Don’t Open”
At a fundraiser in Beverly Hills, Mitt Romney talked about the emergency landing his wife’s plane had to make recently, and revealed a heretofore unknown talent for innovative engineering ideas.
Romney’s wife, Ann, was in attendance, and the candidate spoke of the concern he had for her when her plane had to make an emergency landing Friday en route to Santa Monica because of an electrical malfunction.
“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.”
I thought that was why airplanes come equipped with oxygen masks, but I guess that’s why Mitt Romney has a car elevator and I don’t.
Dan Amira at New York Magazine reports that Romney was making a joke: Mitt Romney Was Joking About Airplane Windows.
Seems like an odd subject to joke about, and the “joke” wasn’t actually funny, but that’s the Romney style.