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Maddow mocks Romney for wondering why airplane windows don’t open

By Eric W. Dolan
Monday, September 24, 2012 23:15 EDT
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On her show Monday night, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow lampooned Mitt Romney for wondering why airplanes didn’t have windows that open.

“It’s a real problem that windows don’t roll down on airplanes?” she asked. “Is it also a problem that guns don’t shoot backwards through the barrel? Or that diving boards are only mounted over very deep water? Why don’t the windows roll down?”

“I don’t think he was joking because he couldn’t possibly be joking about his wife almost being in a plane crash,” Maddow added. “You can’t joke about that, especially with her standing right there.”

At a fundraising event in Beverly Hills over the weekend, Romney noted that a plane carrying his wife, Ann, was forced to land because of a small fire.

“I appreciate the fact that she is on the ground, safe and sound. I don’t think she knows just how worried some of us were,” the Republican presidential nominee said. “When you have a fire in an aircraft, there’s no place to go exactly. 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. But it’s a real problem.”

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Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
 
 
 
 
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