What’s McCookin’: Recipe for Embarrassment

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.”

This post is in tandem with a couple I wrote for American Street, here and here. It is not a cross-post, it is a supplemental, so please visit over there when you are done here.


Filed under 2008 election, humor, John McCain, movies, parody, politics, Republicans, Scandals, snark, Wordpress Political Blogs

12 responses to “What’s McCookin’: Recipe for Embarrassment

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  2. Yikes. Scary DVD cover! Cindy looks like an avenging Hera, come down from Olympus to smite Rachel Ray.

    That intern who was dealt with swiftly? I’m guessing thunderbolt.

  3. hi doug!
    welcome to the raisin! 😀
    sorry to take so long to answer you, but i was over at your site, copying down the recipe to make for dinner tomorrow! 🙂
    she does look rather scary in this movie, but, if you click on the links to american streets, she looks a bit less…..what’s the word….demonic!
    thunderbolt? i was thinking that she is now mincemeat under the straight talk express. seriously, we know there was no intern. which lobbyist do you think planted the recipes? does captain underpants have someone with the wheat lobby? maybe it was one of cindy lou’s buddies in the big pharma lobby?

  4. Ummm … I think what’s really sad about this is the stupidity of stealing THOSE recipes. Ethics aside (because we’re talking about McCain), if you’re going to steal a no-bake cookie recipe, you don’t steal the one from Quaker Oats. I mean, everyone who’s under the age of 100 who has ever made no-bake cookies knows the Quaker recipe for no-bake cookies.

    … and guess what I’m serving for desert tomorrow, by the way.

  5. nightowl724

    From the “drugs” link above:

    “She was blonde and beautiful. A rich man’s daughter who became a politically powerful man’s wife. She had it all, including an insidious addiction to drugs that sapped the beauty from her life like a spider on a butterfly.”

    Well, SOMETHING sapped her beauty, that’s for sure! Creepy… The recipes are moot. No one could eat after seeing that face.

  6. jeb

    Mmmmm, what’s that delicious smell?

    Hey Nonnie, think she does any beer-batter shrimp?

  7. 😆 you guys are so funny!

    i think the campaign made a small boo-boo, and they meant to print cindy lou’s tollhouse chocolate cookie chip recipe that she herself created! you know, you would think that she could have asked one of her chefs in one of her 8 homes for an original recipe. they wouldn’t rat her out, because she can always threaten to report them to immigration. 😉

    i think cindy lou is very pretty, but it’s as though something is missing. like her soul. i actually feel sorry for her. she was a 19-year-old kid when captain underpants put his greasy hands on her. i tend to think he was more interested in her daddy’s money than he was in her, though her being pretty put a bit of icing on the cake. just speculating here, but i think capt u has always psychologically manipulated and abused her. there’s a reason she needed all those pain pills. i think i would take them, too, if i was married to him. shudder
    (p.s. welcome back, nightowl!!!! 😀 )

    what delicious smell? i can’t smell anything over that scent of liniment and old spice wafting off captain underpants! 🙂

  8. nightowl724

    Well, nonnie, you might be right. After all, if McNasty called her a c*nt, she can’t be ALL bad… I pretty much always believe the opposite of what he (or any other neo-con) says!

  9. nightowl724

    PS yourself! Thanks for the WB. I missed The Raisins for sure!

  10. speaking of the c word, nightowl, did you check out american street? i did 2 diaries this past wednesday, and i think you missed the one from the week before.
    these were on recipegate:



    and i took a little musical trip down memory lane here:


    they take a bit of time to load for some reason, so be patient if you go over there.

  11. nightowl724

    I went to the link. Thanks for the HAHAHAs!

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