Sen. John McCain’s Poker Scandal Could Be A Lot Worse
The issue of online gambling in the US is a controversial topic and politicians are often polarized about legalizing what some believe is a vice. It seems that for one Senator online poker is definitely a great way to pass the time.
Sen. John McCain of Arizona has been in the headlines for the last day as he was caught playing mobile poker on his iPhone during the Senate Relations Committee Hearing on Syria. While many have criticized him for playing poker while the President is deciding on whether to intervene in Syria, he himself showed he has a great sense of humor. He tweet has now become famous with him saying,” “Scandal! Caught playing iPhone game at 3+ hour Senate hearing — worst of all I lost!”
While mobile poker is certainly popular, the question has now been raised if McCain did what almost all of us do when stuck in a meeting that seems to never end. For those looking for the lighter side of this “scandal”, the IT office at Britain’s Westminster released some interesting data about the online habits of politicians on the other side of the Atlantic. It was reported that there were over 300,000 attempts made by politicians to access online porn over the last year. Another infamous case was of an Indonesian politician called Arifinto who was a staunch advocate of anti-pornography laws. He however gave himself immunity it seems as he was caught using his iPad to browse porn in a hearing.
We can conclude that with smartphones the norm, we all can enjoy the pleasures of online gambling or whatever other online recreation we choose. The only thing one should remember is that there are cameras everywhere even in Senate Hearings.