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Maddow skewers Romney for wondering why plane windows don't roll down

After a small fire started on Ann Romney's plane over the weekend, forcing it to make an emergency landing, her husband came up with a brilliant

After a small fire started on Ann Romney's plane over the weekend, forcing it to make an emergency landing, her husband came up with a brilliant engineering solution: Make planes with windows that can roll down, obviously. 

The Republican presidential nominee declared at a Beverly Hills fundraiser, with his spouse by his side: "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.  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 'cuz the windows don’t open. I don’t know why they don’t do that. But it’s a real problem.”

Rachel Maddow was floored.


"It’s a real problem that windows don’t roll down on airplanes?" she asked, incredulous. "Is it also a problem that guns don’t shoot backwards through the barrel?...Why don’t the windows roll down?"

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

She added, " Has he never seen Goldfinger?"She then played a clip from the 1964 thriller in which James Bond struggles with Goldfinger's gun, accidentally shooting out a plane window. The shot causes the cabin to lose air pressure and Goldfinger to be sucked out of the plane.