Roger Ebert is tweeting this Gawker link accusing Romney of being a complete and total moron. Ebert first:
This is NOT satire. Mitt Romney thinks airplane windows should roll down. No, really. http://gaw.kr/QAbmnS
And an excerpt from Gawker:
Romney was speaking to the Times about his chevalier Ann’s brush with danger last week, when a plane on which she was a passenger was forced to make an emergency landing after an electrical fire caused the cabin to fill 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.”
Also very dangerous: installing roll-down windows in airplanes, the cabins of which depend upon precise levels of air pressurization to keep passengers and crew members from passing out due to lack of oxygen.
Let me go out on a limb here and suggest that Mitt Romney is familiar with how an airplane works. And Mitt’s point is actually a good one. I certainly could see how an airplane should have a way to clear the cabin of smoke once it has reached a safe altitude.
So our genius president calls the dead in Libya “bumps in the road,” but somehow Mitts the one who’s clueless.