Arizona senator and former US presidential candidate John McCain, as well as Connecticut senator Joe Lieberman and Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, on Tuesday evening arrived on the Dodecanese holiday island of Rhodes for a short visit.TripAdvisor notes, "whether your interests are beaches, bars or ancient sites, Rhodes offers an abundance of all three." (More on Rhodes here. Photos here.)
On Wednesday the three US senators were given a guided tour of the island's capital by Rhodes Mayor Hatzis Hatziefthymiou...Afterwards, the three US lawmakers met with Deputy Foreign Minister Yiannis Valinakis, with talks mostly touching on Greek-American relations.
All three US senators expressed their admiration for the island's natural beauty and praised efforts to preserve cultural heritage in the country.
Who do you suppose paid the bill for such vital diplomacy?
Probably too busy crafting amendments to improve the prospects of health care reform.
(Photo of a Rhodes beach by mrngr.)