Democrats: Scrubbed

Wearing brown and white patterned pajamas, Astronaut John Glenn Jr., 42, smiled wanly as orderlies wheeled his bed past the television cameras set up in the hospital lounge at Texas' Lackland Air Force Base. Quipped Glenn, the first American to orbit the earth, "Some reentry, isn't it?"

Glenn deeply felt the irony of it all. "We've been through 150 missions in two wars, having planes shot up from under us," he told newsmen. "We've been through test flying and the flight into orbit. And we've never been scratched in these other activities."


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