Cindy McCain

"but Stealing Recipes Is Pretty Low"
June 18, 2008

Thanks, Michelle, for posting about the banal controversy over the '08 Presidential Cookie Bake-Off, because your post led me to the comments sections for the online recipes, which are fantastic. Die-hard bakers seem to be experiencing an inordinate amount of anguish over Cindy McCain's and Bill Clinton's recipes. Especially funny are the comments that divine each spouse's leadership traits based on his or her Bake-Off behavior:  (About Cindy McCain's oatmeal-butterscotch recipe, which was stolen from Hershey) This ripping people off thing is really quite revealing about Mrs. McCain.

Oreos For Everyone!
June 18, 2008

Call it the Great Cookie Crisis of '08. The New York Daily News has a piece revealing that Cindy "McCain's recipe for oatmeal-butterscotch cookies, published on the Family Circle Web site earlier in the month, appears to be an almost exact replica of a Hershey’s recipe." Oh my God! This wouldn't be so outrageous if not for the fact that Cindy was accused in April of trying to pass off a Food Network recipe as hers. Has the woman no shame? But wait! There's more!  Cindy's oatmeal-butterscotch recipe was submitted as part of the quadrennial aspiring First-Lady bakeoff held by the magazine.

The Revealer
December 31, 2007

Elizabeth Edwards likes to tell other women that they're pretty. In her book, Saving Graces, she describes a classmate as a "pretty waif" and a hairdresser as having a "small, pretty face." A young girl who died in a car crash was somebody's "pretty daughter." A loyal fund-raiser's unnamed wife is "distractingly beautiful." Recently, she was chatting with supporters at a house party in New Hampshire, held in a living room crammed with antique dolls and interested locals.

Race Against Himself
March 13, 2000

David Grann explores the psychology behind John McCain's 2000 presidential campaign.