The prevalence of Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on the Sunday political shows, where they play the Oprahs of U.S. military engagement, has led many to wonder why the senators and their narrow brand of foreign policy are given such consistent access to these still-important media platforms. Or, in the key of smartass:
Free idea: have someone besides John McCain and Lindsey Graham discuss Middle East on the Sunday shows.
— Evan McMurry (@evanmcmurry) August 10, 2014
For those in the peanut gallery State of the Union host Candy Crowley provided something of an answer Sunday morning:
Senator McCain, lots of people, when we have you on, often say why do you have him on so often? We say because he answers our questions, because he expresses his views quite clearly.
Quite a bar.
Crowley then asked if McCain agreed with the Twitter consensus, no doubt politely expressed, that he just took a foreign policy position opposite of Obama’s and ran with it every Sunday. McCain disagreed with this, natch, though some of us will have to go check the record.
Watch the clip below, via CNN:
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