Skip to comments.Romney mocked for comment about jet windows
Posted on 09/24/2012 6:54:53 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
During a Saturday fundraiser in Beverly Hills, Calif., which took in $6 million, Mitt Romney expressed his concerns over Ann Romneys emergency landing on Friday. The candidate cast doubt on the mechanical design of airplane windows, in a general sense.
When you have a fire in an aircraft, theres no place to go, exactly, theres no and you cant find any oxygen from outside the aircraft to get in the aircraft, because the windows dont open. I dont know why they dont do that. Its a real problem. So its very dangerous.... he said.
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Every time Obama says something stupid or insane you can bet the press will ignore it and then act as if Romney did one and its a big deal.
deflect, distract and then demagogue
At least he didn’t say: “...as the plane is flying over 57 states.”
Well, if you roll down the windows at 20,000 feet, that’s certainly not going to let in fresh air and oxygen.
“Well, if you roll down the windows at 20,000 feet, thats certainly not going to let in fresh air and oxygen.”
And it may mess up your hair.
True enough but...Romney doesn’t know why the windows on jet aircraft do not open? That’s just plain old stupidity. Obama and the media aside, that’s stupid.
true but this happens to Biden/Obama too and no peep from the press
Dear Mr. Wang,
Since you decided to slam Mitt Romney over jet airliner windows that won’t open, maybe you can explain to me why that’s the case.
My guess is this a$$#at is aware of the fact that you can’t open the windows in a jet airliner, and that’s about it.
I don’t think that for a layman, it’s unusual for them not to know why things like this don’t work, just that they don’t. He knows that if your car’s passenger compartment fills up with smoke, you open the windows. He might know that in a private plane flying at low altitudes, you might be able to do so too. He knows you can’t do that in a jet airliner, and that for some reason the designers wouldn’t allow you to open a window.
As usual, this is the press going after nothing, doing their best to embarrass their enemy as a dunderhead, like they did with Bush. They know he’s not, but they never allow truth to get in the way of their meme.
Get in a plane filled with smoke and see how long it takes you to try to open a window with any method available.
He is fortunate he is not planning a funeral for his wife. This clip is more a relating of emotion than an educated engineer comment on a viable system. Although a method to introduce air safely into a cabin that is filled with a toxin could be a great invention...
I imagine he was joking.
I would like to see the video before I comment.
Lower the plane to under 10,000 feet while you are still 20 minutes from an airport and you have a completely different set of results.
Having been through fires on submarines, I can tell you the atmosphere goes away FAST.
IIRC, the procedure in some airliners for a smoke filled cockpit is to get down to 10K feet and open the cockpit windows...
Yes, it was a joke. Everyone in the crowd laughed.
Thanks for that.
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