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Mitt Romney draws Hollywood Republicans to L.A. fundraiser, muses about airplane windows

Mitt and Ann Romney at the Beverly Hilton fundraiser. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Iimages)

Among the showbiz names at the Beverly Hilton reception, as catalogued by Variety: Gary Sinise, John O’Hurley, Patricia Heaton, producer Jerry Bruckheimer, former studio exec Terry Semel. Oh, and blast from the past: Pat Boone and Connie Stevens! Also: Dennis Miller gave remarks.

Romney, meanwhile, addressed the incident in which his wife Ann’s plane had to make an emergency landing because of an electrical malfunction Friday. A scary moment, he told the room, according to the Times: “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. It’s a real problem.”

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