The next time you want to take the word of an MBA over a scientist (or want to put Mitt Romney in command of our nuclear launch codes), remember this:
“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.” — Mitt Romney to the LA Times Sunday
Bob Cesca: And how come you can’t pull over the airplane at a rest area to make a tinkle?
DougJ: Not saying this is the WORST GAFFE EVER, but does Romney not understand about the pressurized cabin?
Charles Johnson: 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.
Duncan Black: That’s all kinds of stupid.
Diane Sweet: Didn’t they have science class in that fancy private school?
Dan Amira: To answer Romney: Airplane cabins are pressurized to allow people to, you know, breathe and stay conscious and such at high altitudes — things that are important for everyone who isn’t an advanced robot covered in a highly convincing outer layer of humanesque skin and facial features.
johnnyzhivago: If the TSA allowed Patriots to carry weapons on a plane you could at least shoot the windows out.
Jed Lewison: 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?
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