By Judy Kurtz - 04/18/12 10:59 PM EDT
All eyes were on the skies on Tuesday, as Washington watched the Space Shuttle Discovery fly over the District.
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), like many lawmakers (and the rest of us), didn’t want to miss the action. He even brought a special guest along with him to catch a view of the retired shuttle as it whizzed by atop a Boeing 747: his 100-year-old mom. (Roberta McCain became a centenarian in February.)
A smiling McCain told reporters later that day of his mom, “She’s 100 years old and keeps very close track of my performances, and she’s one of my severest critics.”