Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Romney Accosted by Passenger on Air Canada Flight

Former Massachusetts Governor and GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney was accosted by an unruly passenger yesterday on an Air Canada flight departing from Vancouver.

Romney and his wife Ann were guests of honor at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Of course, it was Romney who was the chief organizer of the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City.

Apparently, when a passenger in front of Romney's wife pushed his seat back Romney asked him to push the seat back. It was at this point when the passenger became aggressive with Romney forcing airline personnel to intervene and remove said passenger from the flight.

From the sounds of it I doubt the passenger knew it was Romney. He probably would have reacted in that manner regardless of who asked him to push his seat up.

One wonders though if the man in question just suddenly became violent or had perhaps been intoxicated beforehand. If it is the latter then one might wonder why he was permitted to board the flight in the first place.

Whatever the case the Romneys were fortunately unharmed.

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