Here’s the story, kids–on Captain Underpant’s website, there was a section called Cindy’s Recipes. Supposedly, they were old family recipes that Cindy whipped up often in each one of her 8 homes. I’ll let Wonkette tell you the problem:
A New York attorney was searching Google for some recipe by famous Food Network chef Giada DeLaurentis — this is what attorneys call “billable hours” — when she found those same exact recipes on John McCain’s website, ridiculously labeled as “Cindy’s Recipes.”
The stolen recipes (“Ahi Tuna with Napa Cabbage,” “Passion Fruit Mousse,” etc.) include word-for-word rip-offs of at least three Food Network recipes, along with another plagiarized from teevee cooking lady Rachel Ray.
Original DVD cover.
You can see what the page looked like (on Google Cache) before it was taken down. I guess this is not the first time a little tart got Captain Underpants in trouble. And, speaking of not being the first time, this isn’t the first time Cindy Lou got caught stealing
drugs recipes and presenting them as her own! Wonkette again:
Way back in December of 2007, Cindy McCain entered “her” No-Bake Cookie recipe in Yankee Magazine’s Cookie Primary. There was just one problem: she had stolen the formula whole cloth from Quaker Oats.
Of course, it’s all a big misunderstanding!
WASHINGTON (AP)[...] “One of our web interns apparently appointed Rachel Ray as the senior policy adviser in our campaign’s department of gourmet,” McCain spokesman Tucker Bounds said Wednesday. “The intern was dealt with swiftly, and the site is down for revision. Our apologies to the Food Network.”