RecipeGate Threatens Cindy McCain’s Job as Campaign Wife
Those of you who read my interview with John McCain on Monday may have noticed his evasive “no comment” answer when I quizzed him on his wife Cindy’s passion fruit mousse recipe. Well it turns out I should have dug deeper into this story because the mousse has become a major campaign scandal!
As The Huffington Post reported yesterday, not a single one of Cindy McCain’s “family recipes” featured on the McCain website were actually original recipes, but instead cut-and-pasted versions of FoodNetwork.com recipes from Rachael Ray and Giada! Oh, Cindy!
The McCain campaign has responded swiftly and forcefully, removing the offending recipes from his website and firing an intern who they are blaming the whole mess on. (In response, Endless Simmer has fired our own intern for failing to uncover this aspect of the story.)
But now, HuffPost is reporting that Cindy also submitted the “original recipe” to a New York Sun article back in January. Guess they’ll have to blame that one on the intern too.
As you can see from the press conference photo above, McCain is standing by his wife for now – but it’s anyone’s guess how long he’ll be able to hold on before throwing Cindy under the bus as well.