Poor Mittiford Hayes Romney. The man just can’t catch a break. Just a week after throwing half of America under the bus, Mitt Romney was just starting to think about crawling back and potentially rebooting his campaign once again, and now he’s gone and said something moronic. Like, George W. Bush moronic, only Mitt Romney doesn’t have the excuse of plain stupidity. He just doesn’t understand things don’t work the way he wants them to work, because, really, they should, on account of him having so much money and all, and because the world — and physics — needs to bend to the prowess of his checkbook.
The latest hilarious gaffe? Thinking one ought to be able to crack open a window on an airplane, you know: To let that cool breeze in.
At a Beverly Hills fundraiser on Saturday, Romney commented on his wife Ann’s recent scare in the air. Her plane was forced to make an emergency landing in Colorado on Friday after the airplane’s cabin filled with smoke on its way to Los Angeles. About the in-flight mishap Romney said:
“I appreciate the fact that she is on the ground, safe and sound. And I don’t think she knows just how worried some of us were. 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.” (via)
Rachel Maddow is already having a blast with this.
Twitter, naturally, is on top of this, too.