I present to you Mitt Romney, United States presidential candidate.
Romney’s wife, Ann, was in attendance, and the candidate spoke of the concern he had for her when her plane had to make an emergency landing Friday en route to Santa Monica because of an electrical malfunction.
“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,” Romney said. “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.”
I remember thinking how cool it would be if we could roll down the windows during a flight. I was nine, and I was taking my first ever plane ride. Fortunately, a helpful 13-year-old family member was close at hand and happy to take the 30 seconds required to explain to me the concept of cabin pressure. If only Mr. Romney were on that little plane with us.
Between this and that whole basically calling half of America useless thing, we’re getting awfully close to George W. territory right here. And I’m not sure how good your memories are, but that guy was President…twice! Is it time to start getting nervous yet?