Thank god for teh bloggers! From The Wonkette:
Is there anything new first lady Cindy McCain won't steal? The beer heiress stole husband John McCain back when he was relatively young and handsome and needed a new wife, she stole dope pills from her own medical charity, she furtively brought home some orphans from Bangladesh one time, she continues to steal "stray" dogs, and now the Cougar Baroness is accused of stealing recipes from the Food Network!Intrepid blogger Al's Blog reports that this gastronomical plagiarism goes way back:
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.
"Cindy McCain's 3-Minute No-Bake Cookies" was among the treats prepared by culinary students at Southern New Hampshire University and "tasted by a panel of esteemed judges."I wouldn't want to be in Cindy McCain's Ferragamos right about now. I mean it's bad enough to have Rachel Ray come after you, but to piss of the Quakers?! She's in a heap 'o trouble now!
"Cindy McCain's 3-Minute No-Bake Cookies," as it turns out, is identical to a recipe posted here, right down to an asterisked advisory that "If using old-fashioned oats, cool mixture in saucepan 5 minutes."
All that's missing from Cindy's submission is this: Recipe provided courtesy of The Quaker Oats Company.