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"I Held A Job"
"I Held A Job"
Sen. Metzenbaum to Sen. Glenn: "How can you run for Senate when you have
never held a real job?"
Sen. Glenn:" I served 23 years in the United States Marine Corps. I served
through two wars. I flew 149 missions. My plane was hit by anti-aircraft
fire on 12 different occasions.
I was in the space program.
It wasn't my checkbook; it was my life on the line. It was not a nine to
five job where I took time off to take the daily cash receipts to the bank.
I ask you to go with me....as I went the other day to a veterans hospital
and look at those men with their mangled bodies in the eye and tell them
they didn't hold a job.
You go with me to the space program and go as I have gone to the widows and
orphans of Ed White, Gus Grissom and Roger
Chaffee and you look those kids in the eye and tell them that their dad
didn't hold a job.
You go with me on Memorial Day, coming up, and you stand in Arlington
National Cemetery, where I have more friends than I'd like to remember and
you watch those waving flags. You stand there, and you think about this
nation, and you tell me that those people didn't have a job.
I'll tell you, Howard Metzenbaum, you should be on your knees every day of
your life thanking God that there were some men and women - SOME MEN AND
WOMEN - who held a job. And they required a dedication to purpose, a love
of country and a
dedication to duty that was more important than life itself. And their self
sacrifice is what made this country possible.....I HAVE HELD A JOB, HOWARD!
What about you?"