OK, this is old news. Apparently John McCain, former Republican presidential candidate, was caught on camera playing online poker during the Senate hearing earlier this week on whether to authorize a military strike against Syria. Here's an actual shot over his shoulder of him playing:
Now, is this a scandal? Yes. A Senator participating in hearings about the momentous decision of sending servicemen into harm's way should not be playing video poker. A Senator under any circumstances -- I don't care if he's listening to speeches about whether to move Arbor Day to a Monday -- shouldn't be playing video poker in the Capitol Building. It's unseemly, it's disrespectful, it's gauche. He is paid by my tax dollars, after all.
But the real problem I have is this... what kind of grown man sits and plays a little handheld game like this while he's at work? Probably too many supposedly "grown" men, I know. But, still... this is some childish shit, isn't it? Real men don't do this sort of thing, period.
Seventy-six freakin' years old and he's playing tiddlywinks while Rome burns. Sheesh!