Senator John McCain caught playing Online Poker
Republican Senator John McCain was recently caught out by a sharp eyed photographer playing a hand of online poker on his iPhone while debate raged in Congress over U.S. foreign policy. The photo revealed McCain calling a $200 wager while holding over $16,000 in imitation chips. After the photo was published online, McCain subsequently tweeted, ‘Scandal! Caught playing iPhone game at 3+ hour Senate hearing – worst of all I lost!’ Despite losing thousands of dollars in fake money, McCain and the press pack could still see the funny side.
The press packsdisposition to give a poker player a break stems from their understanding that the combination of strategy, skill, high-stakes and pure chance in poker is a metaphor for the role of high office itself! Indeed late U.S. president Ronald Reagan compared his dealings with the Soviet Union as like playing serious pokerwith his opponents. Reagan’s whole strategy against the Soviets was to raise the economic stakesof the game, which eventually led to the Soviet system going bust!
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