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No wonder Mitt thought Seamus was comfortable
As you may have heard, Ann Romney's airplane had to make an emergency landing on Friday due to an electrical fire. Fortunately, nobody was hurt. But, via Wonkette, it did give Mitt this great idea:
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.
Yeah, great question Mitt. I mean, wouldn't it be awesome to be able to crack the window when you're at 35,000 feet? You know, get a taste of that 500+ mile per hour breeze?

It'd be like the mile-high club for Seamus, with the added benefit of asphyxiation induced by the low oxygen levels at cruising altitude—assuming that you manage to avoid having the plane rip apart due to the sudden loss of cabin pressure.

Brilliant, Mitt. Just brilliant.

1:28 PM PT: Oh, and speaking of science, this is a good time to remember that late last year, Mitt Romney said he believed cold fusion was real. And that it had been solved.

2:43 PM PT: Figured it out: You need to be able to roll down the windows so you can check on the dog strapped to the roof. Duh.

Tue Sep 25, 2012 at 9:40 AM PT: According to New York Magazine's Dan Amira, the reporter who first reported Romney's comments says he was not being serious and that she didn't report that he was joking because she believed it was self-evident.

The Los Angeles Times story that relayed Romney's airplane remark to the world was based off a pool report written by the New York Times's Ashley Parker. When we asked Parker this morning whether it seemed as if Romney made the mark in jest, she left no doubt. "Romney was joking," she e-mailed. Parker told us that while the pool report didn't explicitly indicate that Romney was joking, it was self-evident that he was. "The pool report provided the full transcript of his comments on Ann's plane scare," she said, "and it was clear from the context that he was not being serious."
So I guess this is what it's like when Mitt Romney tells a joke that gets people to laugh.

Originally posted to The Jed Report on Mon Sep 24, 2012 at 08:57 AM PDT.

Also republished by Kossack Air Force and Daily Kos.

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