Sen. John McCain, perhaps the Senate's most outspoken voice in favor of military action in Syria, was caught playing poker on his iPhone Tuesday at the first congressional hearing about giving the president authority to use force in the war-torn country.
"As much as I like to always listen with rapt attention constantly (to) remarks of my colleagues over a three and a half hour period, occasionally I get a little bored and so I resorted," he said, chuckling. "But the worst thing about it is I lost thousands of dollars in this game." He followed up, saying it was only "fake" money.
That's almost funny, if it weren't for the fact that the hearings are so serious. But that's John, like him or not. The good news is that he lost (Ha!).