Guy who looks a little like every airplane pilot I’ve ever had Mitt Romney pulled in six million dollars at a fundraiser in Beverly Hills over the weekend, hobnobbing with the Hollyweird liberal elite, the LA Times reports (via Wonkette).
“At this moment I know you are probably feeling a bit worried, frustrated, even angry as you watch President Obama, the mainstream media and the pundits attack Mitt with distortions and inaccuracies,” Tom Tellefsen, chairman of Romney’s California Finance Committee said by way of introduction. ”So I wanted to share some thoughts with you tonight. They can provide you some comfort…”
Romney followed up by doing the exact opposite, regaling the audience with his keen grasp of the laws of physics when he talked about how wife Anne had a scary moment when her plane had to make an emergency landing due to a fire. It’s not often when you see the phrase “her plane” and you’re meant to take the possessive literally, by the way.
Romney, who apparently gleaned more than just a few ideas about what it means to be president from the scene in Air Force One when Harrison Ford is dangling out of the back of an open plane punching bad guys in the face, gave a humanizing account of the ordeal his wife went through; humanizing because most humans are really dumb.
“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.”
One time comedian Dennis Miller also spoke at the fundraiser, absolutely nothing of which he said even approaching the comedy value of professor Romney’s science lecture.
“I want to thank Dennis Miller for not just the humor, but the truth in the humor,” Romney said, a sentiment that sums up this story perfectly.