Cindy McCain, who is currently running to replace Laura Bush as First Robot, got in some trouble back in April when it was revealed that the “family recipes” appearing on her website were stolen from Rachael Ray and Giada. The McCain campaign suffered much mocking over this incident, and blamed an intern, who was subsequently fired. But apparently, the McCain folks still haven’t figured out how this whole googleplex thing works, because they’ve done the exact same thing again!
Family Circle Magazine is out with their potential first-lady cookie bake-off, and Cindy submitted an oatmeal butterscotch cookie recipe “from a friend.” What she didn’t mention is that the friend in question is named hersheys.com! Seriously, people, does no one have the Internet over at McCain headquarters? Isn’t there someone who can google Cindy’s recipes to make sure they aren’t plagiarized…again?
On a more positive note, Michelle Obama submitted a recipe for shortbread spiked with Amaretto and a little orange zest. Call me blinded by partisanship, but that actually sounds like a tasty idea!
Photo: Blind lemon larry