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No, Mitt. The FAA Won’t Install Windows That Open On A Plane For You

Sometimes, well no…. Most of the time Mitt Romney leaves me scratching my head in complete bewilderment, and this is one of those times.

Last week, Ann Romney’s plane was forced to make an emergency landing due to an electrical fire that filled the cabin with smoke. On Saturday, Mitt was quoted saying the following:

“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.”

I understand that Mitt’s statement here was probably “off the cuff” after the emotional roller coaster he had to have ridden last week. I do not like this man. I have no respect for this man. But he does love his wife and they’ve been married a long time. Any spouse would be upset if this occurred. But what Romney said is so incredibly stupid I can’t think of what to say next…. I can’t. I’m shaking my head…. what to say? Does he expect the laws of physics to stop just for him?

I can just see it now… some bratty little kid with a parent who is hopped up on Valium decides it would be fun to throw peanuts on the people on the ground. Snot-kid knows he can’t see the people, but he has one hell of an imagination. He vividly imagines the peanut embedding itself in a the skulls of strangers walking along minding their own business. Just an inch, that’s all he needs, just open the window an inch. Well… you know what the rest of this story would be. Little Monster here could possibly find himself embedded in someone’s rooftop. Actually, contrary to popular belief, people wouldn’t be sucked out (unless it’s a large gaping hole). But they would black out.

Oh, and let’s not forget the intense cold at that altitude….

Hmmmm… maybe this helps explain why Romney thought it was okay to put Seamus on top of the car….

There is one thing I would like to know… Why was Ann Romney flying commercial with the common-folk anyway? That had to have been more frightening than the fire and smoke.

(sigh) It’s a sad day in Mudville when this is one of our presidential candidates…


Washington Post: Mitt Romney wants to know why airplane windows do not open
Addicting Info: Mitt Wants To Know Why Airplane Windows Don’t Open
NYMag: Mitt Romney Doesn’t Get Why Airplane Windows Don’t Open
Gawker: Romney Doesn’t Know Why Airplane Windows Won’t Open, Calls The Closed Window Policy ‘A Real Problem’


  1. OMG where do I begin?? First, cabins are pressurized, so they have to be airtight. Second, there’s little oxygen at cruising height. Third, it’s very cold at cruising height. Four, don’t they still have those oxygen masks ( you know the ones that look like margarine cups ) drop down when needed?
    Five, does he have ANY idea what happens when you open a window at thiryfive thousand feet?

  2. Mitt can keep Ann safe by having her included on “The No-Fly List”. Next time she flies she can insist on a plane with widows that open. Instant change of status to “The No-Fly List”.

  3. Seriously!? There is no hope for this man. Absolutely none. Mak was right. He makes Dubya look pretty bright by comparison.

    She landed here in Denver. On the local news, her plane looked like a smaller one, like maybe a charter or even a private plane. No airline name on the side that I recall. Hell, I’d expect them to own their own plane. It’s pretty routine among wealthy execs.

    • I know. All I could do was laugh. I couldn’t find the right words for this one. I’m not sure there are any in our English vocabulary that justly describes this gaffe. I’m still shaking my head now as I type this……

  4. Lately, when it comes to delighting his adversaries by saying and doing dumb things that become self inflicted political wounds, Mitt has become the gift that just keeps on giving! 😀 Even better, he’s also infuriating and even scaring his fellow Republicans. Recently, big name right wing conservatives like Bill Kristol and Peggy Noonan have been publicly savaging Romney for his incompetence and for running his own presidential campaign into the ground. Which is just sweet music to my ears…

    The GOP is becoming increasingly concerned that Romney is so bad, that he is starting to drag down other Republican incumbents running for reelection. Several GOP members of Congress who are in close races with Democratic challengers, have publicly distanced themselves from Romney out of concern that being associated with him, could cost them their own elections.

    We won’t be safe from Romney until Obama wins in November, assuming he does get reelected, but Obama is starting to open up 10 point leads in the polls, in crucial states like Ohio and Pennsylvania, so his chances are looking very good as of right now.

    So I am glad for every time that Mitt opens his mouth, because there is a high probability that something stupid will come out, and do even more damage to his chances of winning this election.

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