In a segment they titled “Groundhog Deja [email protected]#k,” Jon Stewart and his brilliant team of writers, producers and staff took Senator John McCain to task for rather embarrassingly getting caught on social media sites playing poker on his iPhone while he and his colleagues on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee were supposed to be grilling Secretary of State John Kerry and Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on the Obama Administration’s request for authorization of military force against Syria.
Stewart showed his comedic prowess as he cut into McCain with surgical precision. “Hey man, is this possible global conflagration interrupting your video poker time,” Stewart mockingly “asked” McCain during the segment. Stewart rightfully pointed out that McCain has been hammering away bout us going into Syria for a year, and when he had the chance to really focus in on the subject at hand, he was caught mindlessly playing poker. Stewart’s best line though came when he told McCain that perhaps it was time for him to play poker in a real casino and pretend he knew what the government should do about Syria instead of sitting in a real government hearing and playing poker at a fake casino.
See the whole segment below, courtesy of Comedy Central: