• Mitt Romney Engineers the Roll Down Airplane Window

    Understandably relieved that his wife was safe after her plane was forced to make an emergency landing following an electrical fire, Mitt Romney was nevertheless concerned that modern aircrafts don't feature the kinds of amenities most often found in crude ethnic jokes about ejection seats on Polish helicopters…

    "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."

    It's a real problem… solved by the deployment of oxygen masks. Though if we followed Romney's engineering genius, aircraft evacuation would occur a lot faster, if somewhat involuntarily.

    Shame that Romney got into the private equity and politics racket instead of pursuing his true calling as an engineer. The world would be so much more hilarious with Romney Brand waterproof teabags, submarine screen doors and roll-down commercial airliner windows.

    (via Wonkette)

    Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images News/Getty Images

    Tags: Mitt Romney, Science & Technology


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