Candy Crowley Explains Why You'll Never Get John McCain Off Your TV

08/11/2014 07:53 am ET

Seasoned watchers of the Sunday morning talk shows know they can turn on the TV in any given week and have a good chance of seeing John McCain's face staring back at them.

On her latest show, CNN's Candy Crowley tried to explain why it is that her program turns to McCain so often ("State of the Union" has now had McCain on 6 times this year alone).

"Senator McCain, lots of people, when we have you on, often say, why do you have him on so often?" she told McCain. "And we say because he answers our questions, because he expresses his views quite clearly."

Translation: McCain is "good on TV," a reliable soundbite machine who will show up at the drop of a hat. Crowley didn't discuss whether such predictability makes her show any better.

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