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.
(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...
I was right. Read the story and he was talking about his wife’s situation. AND it was a joke.
The PAC’s on an airplane bring in outside air on a constant basis.
We are not electing Paul Ryan...and the other guy, to an engineering position.
Emotions can addle ones thoughts though.
Agreed! Let’s talk about the POLITICAL aspects of aviation, about airlines being flown into bankruptcy by insane Obama fuel costs and greedy unions, and don’t even GET me started on the TSA.....
But it will put the fire out. Probably.
I would say Obama handled his last crisis worst that Romney.
At least Mitt didn’t run off to party with Beyonce after folks died, and allow the consulate to be sacked of sensitive Information.
I see nowhere that 20,000 feet was mentioned.
A review of the video footage of Mitt Romney’s remarks show he did speak the words but clearly indicated that he intended the line to be taken tongue-in-cheek aside rather than as a serious statement.
Video at link. http://www.snopes.com/politics/romney/windows.asp
I bet the windows on his spaceship to KOLOB open just fine.
Jeez, can't a guy have a bit of fun around here anymore? Windows on airplanes don't "roll down" either.
LOL...sorry about that. This election season has really put me into a snit.
Did Carter cost lives in Iran? Still not forgivable.
Obama, failed, worst president ever.
I really doubt it was an intelligence failure, but, rather a willful submission to circumstances with no other possible outcome.
All I know is it is all over his shoe, and Americans are dead, and even more have been compromised.
“Although a method to introduce air safely into a cabin that is filled with a toxin could be a great invention...”
It has already been invented over 60 years ago for pressurized aircraft. On the Lockheed Electra/Navy P-3 aircraft it is called “Aux Vent”, and with one switch activation, cabin pressure is immediately dumped out of an emergency valve in the front of the aircraft and the outflow valve in the rear (that is normally used to modulate/maintain cabin air pressure). It works at any altitude, so above 10K ft. altitude, everyone aboard should immediately find auxiliary breathing oxygen or risk passing out until the aircraft completes an emergency descent to a lower altitude (which may take several minutes). The purpose is to starve onboard fires of oxygen and evacuate smoke.
That is very possible. In print, on a forum like FR, one would expect to see a sarcasm tag accompanying a statement like that.
It sounded like he was imitating Obama.
I don’t believe we have a disagreement.
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