By Judy Kurtz - 01/11/12 11:42 PM EST
NASA legend and former Sen. John Glenn (D-Ohio) would prefer picking a fight with a primate to raising funds for a campaign, lamenting that clamoring for cash “was the most onerous part of politics for me. I’d rather wrestle a gorilla right here on the floor than ask anybody for five bucks — make it a dollar.”
The famed astronaut, 90, served for more than 20 years in the Senate before retiring from Congress in 1999.
Ahem, for the record, ITK prefers to keep those STD stories to a minimum.
The orbit-traveling ex-senator also offers up another out-of-this-world revelation: He may be able to fly spaceships, but he’s still figuring out how to work his smartphone. He discloses to the paper, “I bought a book the other day — iPhones for Dummies. Boy, that’s me.”