Mitt doesn't get why airplane windows don't roll down

Mitt doesn’t get why airplane windows don’t roll down

Sep 24, 2012

For better or worse, one thing we’ve all been able to say about Mitt Romney is that he’s no George W. Bush. Sure, he’s said plenty of weird things on the campaign trail—there was that “the trees are the right height” comment about Michigan, or how he’s not willing to “light my hair on fire” to get support. But he hasn’t exactly said dumb things like W.

Until now. Looks like we “misunderestimated” ol’ Mittens.

Think Progress pointed out that Mitt talked to the LA Times about his wife Ann’s emergency landing when her plane cabin filled with smoke:

“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.”

It’s surprising how much this sounds like W. Although I guess it shouldn’t be that surprising that a guy who doesn’t understand why you shouldn’t strap your dog to the roof of your car and drive to Canada doesn’t understand why the windows don’t roll down on a plane.

I feel a a new mandate coming on to the GOP platform—all planes must be able to roll down their windows.

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