There's a vast relief when we discover that politicians are just like us.
Yes, they're greedy, lazy, manipulative, and egotistical. We can understand these things. In their position, we'd be the same.
Perhaps we'd never imagined, though, that they'd also play games on their iPhones during important business meetings.
All hail, then, to Sen. John McCain who today was caught by the Washington Post playing poker on his iPhone during the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Hearing on Syria.
One imagines he's heard it all before. One important person presents evidence that seems incontrovertible. Another pretends to examine it. A third raises an objection. As for the actual voting, ah, that's where the political skills really come into play.
The wise would see that threatening to attack another country is precisely all about poker. You don't want to show your hand. But you want them to believe you hold a winning combination.
McCain himself, on being unmasked as an iPhone poker aficionado, took to Twitter to pour scorn on his alleged inattention.