Scandal! Caught playing iPhone game at 3+ hour Senate hearing - worst of all I lost!
— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) September 3, 2013
One would think that the matter before the Congress would at least command their attention. But, as the Senate conducted a hearing today to discuss the details of the strike, and the arguments for and against it, Sen. John McCain took out his iPhone and played poker to pass the time.
An image of McCain’s phone was captured by Washington Post photographer Melina Mara, and posted to the Post’s live blog of the hearing. The photo is blurry, but clearly depicts a game in progress.
From Daily Caller ~ "Poker Fans Irate at McCain's Double-Dealing
Sen. John McCain, who was caught by a Washington Post photographer playing online poker during the Syria debate, once sought to ban online gambling — and gambling proponents are accusing the Arizona Republican of dealing from the bottom of the deck.
“John McCain not only opposed online gambling, he might have been the strongest critic of gambling in Congress,” Wayne Allyn Root, a successful Las Vegas odds maker, 2008 Libertarian vice presidential candidate, and prominent Mitt Romney supporter during the 2012 presidential campaign, told The Daily Caller.
“Obama and McCain are masters of that politicians’ art form — ‘Do as I say, not as I do,’” Root added. “That’s a nice way of saying they are liars, cheats, frauds and hypocrites.”
10. Leave me alone -- I'm a hundred years old9. Can't gamble in casinos since getting caught counting cards8. Relax, it's just a war hearing7. Is Reagan upset?6. I was on the phone with IBM headquarters in Dallas5. Still able to pay attention to hearings on Iraq or Iran or whatever4. At least it wasn't some sissy game like 'Bejeweled'3. Someone has to win back our $17 trillion2. Better idea than Palin1. Calm down, it wasn't strip poker
"Why is McCain playing poker in a hearing?" - people tweeting at work— LOLGOP (@LOLGOP) September 4, 2013
McCain plays poker with fake dollars. He also plays poker with soldiers' and civilians' lives. #inners— Harold Itzkowitz (@HaroldItz) September 4, 2013
One minute McCain aka Mr. Douchebag plays poker on his phone; the next he pretends he's knowledgebale about Syria. http://t.co/B2UMKY2SjI— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) September 3, 2013
We were complaining about, ahem, "optics" when PBO and Biden played golf this weekend, but McCain plays poker during a hearing and...— Goldie Taylor (@goldietaylor) September 3, 2013
Don't knock McCain's poker on the iPhone habit - it's how he survived 5.5 years in North Vietnamese captivity.— John Schindler (@20committee) September 3, 2013
@20committee And some 18 year old is going to ask, "Wait...they had iPhones in Vietnam?"— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) September 3, 2013
McCain was caught playing poker on his iPhone during a senate hearing. Had it been candy crush he could have won the heart of this nation.— Grace Helbig (@gracehelbig) September 4, 2013