You’re Senator John McCain, and you’re forced to sit through a 3+ hour Senate hearing about important world issues, like, oh, I don’t know, THE POSSIBILITY OF THE UNITED STATES GOING INTO ANOTHER WAR.

So what do you do to kill the time? You play Poker on your iPhone, of course. Because … why not?

Washington Post photographer Melina Mara scored this gem of a photo showing the guy who could’ve been our president “passing time on his iPhone” during a U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations meeting on Tuesday (Sep 3) concerning the potential use of military force in Syria, including, but not limited to, dropping a bomb on the embattled country in retaliation for their use of chemical weapons.

After the photo made the rounds on Twitter, McCain, caught red-handed, tweeted:

He further explained his shenanigans on CNN’s “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer.”

“As much as I like to always listen with rapt attention constantly (to) remarks of my colleagues over a three and a half 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.”

Of course it was only “fake” money though.


This Twitter user pretty much sums up why this is so bad for our country:

You can’t be too mad at John McCain though. Remember that one time he accidentally endorsed President Obama instead of Mitt Romney? The guy just doesn’t have it all!