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Intern Takes the Fall for McCain's ‘Recipegate’

Yesterday, the Huffington Post, in an attempt to earn a Pulitzer and a Beard, broke news that the Website of John McCain’s wife, Cindy, was passing Food Network material off as “McCain family recipes.” (Turns out one of them also appeared in the New York Sun.) Now CNN reports that it’s all the doing of an intern.

The McCain campaign quickly moved to quell the controversy over cabbage slaw. “Apparently a web intern added Rachael Ray to our policy team without her knowing it,” McCain campaign spokesman Tucker Bounds told CNN Tuesday morning. “He was swiftly dealt with and the page is down for revision. Our apologies to Food Network …but according to our press assistant the passion fruit mousse is really worth trying.”

We suspect the offending items will soon be replaced by an actual McCain family recipe for crow.

Update: Via US, Rachael Ray is cool with it all, and has even invited Ms. McCain on her show: "These recipes are supposed to be accessible to everyone – interns, senators, students and families alike!" [US]

McCain camp pulls its proposal — for passion fruit mousse [CNN]
Related: Is Cindy McCain the New Jessica Seinfeld?

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