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RUSH: Now, I mentioned earlier in the program that Wolf Blitzer on CNN apparently thought that McCain was actually playing poker online on his iPhone, that he actually had opponents and there was money on the line, that he wasn’t just playing a game.

Last night on the Situation Room on CNN, Wolf Blitzer interviewed MCCAIN and he said, “During the 3 1/2 hour hearing, at one point you were playing a little poker on your iPhone. What was that all about?”

MCCAIN: Over a 3 1/2 hour period, occasionally I get a little bored (laughing) and so I resorted — but the worst thing about it is I lost thousands of dollars on this game.

BLITZER: You what?

MCCAIN: I lost thousands of dollars.

BLITZER: What do you mean?

MCCAIN: Well, you know, it was a poker game and, you know, you play with play money, you know, the —

BLITZER: But you were playing for real? You were playing for real money?

MCCAIN: No. No. (laughing)

BLITZER: All right. Wanted to clarify that, Senator. Here you say you lost thousands of dollars.

MCCAIN: Thousands, thousands of fake money.

BLITZER: Thousands of fake dollars. Okay. That’s much better.

RUSH: You see what I mean about this being embarrassing? I mean, we can all sit here and laugh at it, but here we have the supposed maverick of the Senate playing poker during hearings on whether or not to launch an attack of cruise missiles into Syria, telling Wolf Blitzer that he lost thousands of dollars and Blitzer said, “Oh, my God, you lost thousands of dollars during a committee hearing?” And Wolf had to tell him, “Play money, play money.” I swear, the prospect of invading another country and in the Middle East where chemical weapons are involved with radical Muslim extremists waiting to take over, bores Senator McCain.

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