Video Games, iPhones, and Senator John McCain

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The picture of Senator John McCain playing poker on his Smartphone went viral within a few hours after it was posted.  Perhaps the reason had less to do with the fact that a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee was not paying attention at the hearing to bomb Syria and more to do with the fact that Senator McCain is more tech savvy than many members of the United States Supreme Court and that the public identified with him because of it.

In case you missed it, a photographer for the Washington Post captured an image of McCain playing poker on his iPhone during testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. The lawmakers were considering whether or not to formally authorize the use of military force in Syria.

After the incident made national headlines, McCain quickly came clean. He tweeted, “Scandal! Caught playing iPhone game at 3+ hour Senate hearing - worst of all I lost!”

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