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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 02:27 PM
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Cindy McCain Stole Her Cookie Recipe Straight from the Hershey's Website!
Edited on Sun Jun-15-08 03:08 PM by Stephanie


Oops! She did it again!


From the Family Circle "Presidential Cookie Bake-Off" - the candidates' spouses were asked for recipes for this cookie contest. Bill credited his recipe to the family cook, Michelle to the girls' godmother. And Cindy?




Originally for special occasions only, these butterscotch-chip-studded cookies are
now "an absolute must" whenever the whole family gets together, says Cindy.
The recipe came from a good friend.

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http://www.parents.com/recipes/recipedetail.jsp?recipeI...

Cindy McCain's Oatmeal-Butterscotch Cookies

Ingredients

3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) unsalted butter or margarine, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups rolled oats
1-2/3 cups butterscotch chips

Directions

1. Heat oven to 375 degree F.

2. In a large bowl beat the butter or margarine, granulated sugar and brown sugar together. Add the eggs and vanilla, beating well.

3. In a medium-size bowl, stir together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture; stir until blended. Stir in oats and butterscotch chips. Drop by tablespoonfuls about 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.

4. Bake at 375 degree F for 10 minutes, until the edges begin to brown. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.







http://www.hersheys.com/recipes/recipes/detail.asp?id=3...

Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies

Ingredients:

3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups quick-cooking or regular rolled oats, uncooked
1-3/4 cups (11-oz. pkg.) HERSHEY'S Butterscotch Chips

Directions:

1. Heat oven to 375F.

2. Beat butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar in large bowl until well blended. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well.

3. Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; gradually add to butter mixture, beating until well blended. Stir in oats and butterscotch chips; mix well. Drop by heaping teaspoons onto ungreased cookie sheet.

4. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown. Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. About 4 dozen cookies.



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YDogg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 02:28 PM
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1. no fucking scruples.
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-16-08 08:37 PM
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233. this thread is pasted onto page nine of the site's comments. :)
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AspenRose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 02:29 PM
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2. Does HuffPost know?
Bwahahahaha....stone cold busted, AGAIN :rofl:
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 02:30 PM
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5. Doubt it. I discovered it myself after reading this comment at the Family Circle page:
Edited on Sun Jun-15-08 02:31 PM by Stephanie
http://www.parents.com/recipes/recipedetail.jsp?recipeI...

CorneliaMarieGirl wrote:
very good cookies, they are almost an exact copy of oatmeal scotchies from a very popular butterscotch chip maker...only a 1/4 cup of butter is the differance
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Yukari Yakumo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-16-08 01:05 PM
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217. Stealing other people's ideas
Isn't that the McCain mantra this year?

I've noticed that nearly every page of the comments section at the recipe's website has at least one person pointing out Cindy's plagiarism.
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SemiCharmedQuark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 02:29 PM
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Oh good you made it an OP.
I can't believe she did it again. How arrogant can you be?
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 02:29 PM
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3. I wonder if Cindy McCain has ever really baked cookies in her life. nt
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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 02:33 PM
Response to Reply #3
9. With her money she could afford to
buy all the Mrs. Fields that she wants.
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Ilsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 02:34 PM
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11. I wonder if she is aware that there are kitchens in her mansions? nt
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jgraz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 02:43 PM
Response to Reply #3
22. Are you kidding? I doubt she even stole this recipe herself.
She probably just asked one of her servants to send out some recipes to make her look "homey".
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 04:38 PM
Response to Reply #22
126. No doubt another intern is about to get fired!
I love how it's a "family favorite" - yeah right!
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Vinca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 02:30 PM
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4. So which one of her good friends owns the Hershey Company? nt
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msongs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 02:31 PM
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6. multi-millionaires are friends with people we cannot acess lol nt
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niyad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 02:31 PM
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7. some of the other recipes were lifted from foodnetwork site--from rachel, I believe
these people are completely dishonest.

the very least she could have said is, "got these recipes from food network, and my family and friends love them", NOt "these are treasured family recipes" or whatever she said
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bunnies Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 02:32 PM
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8. Is this woman a pathological liar or what?!
Unreal. :banghead:
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 02:33 PM
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10. She's no Hillary Clinton!
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Occam Bandage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 02:34 PM
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12. When I saw the cookies didn't contain Vicodin, I knew she had to have plagiarized them.
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Teaser Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 02:42 PM
Response to Reply #12
19. OH SNAP
.
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L0oniX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 03:14 PM
Response to Reply #12
61. LOL
:evilgrin:
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moriah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 09:58 PM
Response to Reply #12
182. There are Vicodin cookies? Where?
(Seriously, I have a really bad toothache right now. Ibuprofen isn't cutting it. Must go pay the dentist some money soon....)
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csziggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-16-08 10:37 PM
Response to Reply #182
237. Bite a whole clove on the side with the toothache
That will deaden that side of your mouth - seriously.
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Bucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-16-08 01:45 PM
Response to Reply #12
219. My God, you're a fabulous bastard!
:patriot: Sir, I salute you!!
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blogslut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 02:35 PM
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13. Awesome find!
Do you have a Kos Diary? That would help blast this lousy move out to the world.
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 02:41 PM
Response to Reply #13
17. I do, but let the world come to DU for a change.
Kos is so full of itself.
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blogslut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 02:44 PM
Response to Reply #17
23. cool
Edited on Sun Jun-15-08 02:45 PM by blogslut
I can dig it :) But, if it doesn't get the attention it deserves...?
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 02:49 PM
Response to Reply #23
31. I could post it over there later
But let's see what happens... :hi:
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 03:23 PM
Response to Reply #23
70. I posted a link to this thread in the Family Circle comments!
:evilgrin:
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blogslut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 03:37 PM
Response to Reply #70
79. Others are commenting on the theft as well
Frankly, I hope Family Circle disqualifies Mrs. McCain.
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 03:39 PM
Response to Reply #79
85. The others are most likely from here!
This will be out soon! Hah hah hah!
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ChimpersMcSmirkers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-16-08 08:52 PM
Response to Reply #79
235. Wouldn't that be fucking embarrassing. To be disqualified from a cookie contest for cheating???
You can't make this shit up.
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Occam Bandage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 02:38 PM
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14. Is this a DU exclusive?
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 02:40 PM
Response to Reply #14
15. It is! I just found it myself.
I saw a comment at the recipe page that said the recipe was the same as the butterscotch chips package, so I googled butterscotch chips and there it was, first place I looked! *Pats self on back*
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Occam Bandage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 02:40 PM
Response to Reply #15
16. Well congratulations! Let's link this around; this is too good not to pass up.
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 02:42 PM
Response to Reply #16
18. Absolutely!
It's so funny!
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FloridaJudy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-16-08 12:48 PM
Response to Reply #18
215. Cookiegate!
I love it. I love it! :evilgrin:
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-16-08 12:58 PM
Response to Reply #215
216. That's what I'm talking about!
She's a serial recipe appropriator!
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SemiCharmedQuark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 02:43 PM
Response to Reply #15
21. Yes, well done Stephanie!
:patriot:
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L0oniX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 03:14 PM
Response to Reply #14
62. Old news n/t
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dogday Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 03:33 PM
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75.  Old new about the other recipe she swiped or this one?
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 03:34 PM
Response to Reply #75
77. This one is a DU scoop, you heard it here first, I found it myself.
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dogday Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 03:36 PM
Response to Reply #77
78. I believe you Stephanie, just trying to figure out why
Loonix is saying this.. I think he is thinking about the first swiped recipe...
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 03:37 PM
Response to Reply #78
80. Yes, if you see the posts below it looks like this is the THIRD time
:rofl:
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dogday Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 03:38 PM
Response to Reply #80
83. Or in my neck of the woods we call it the turd time.... In Cindy's case, it fits....
:rofl:
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dogday Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 03:59 PM
Response to Reply #77
98. Maybe Michelle needs to be informed of this
bet she could use a good laugh :rofl:
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Kittycat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 10:06 PM
Response to Reply #14
184. SEnd it to KO, he'll get a laugh and maybe put her on Worst Persons
:rofl:
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-16-08 04:24 PM
Response to Reply #184
227. I tried but I don't see a link for comments or tips
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tammywammy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 02:42 PM
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20. Wouldn't this be the second time she's lied about her recipes
LOL

:rofl:

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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 02:47 PM
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26. Yes!
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20...

Bloggers Find Something Fishy In McCain Site's 'Family Recipes'

By Michael D. Shear
Washington Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, April 16, 2008; Page A05

Ahh, the home cooking of Sen. John McCain's wife, Cindy. You can almost smell her Ahi tuna with Napa cabbage slaw or her rosemary chicken with warm spinach salad as you peruse the recipes on her husband's campaign Web site.
Or you could have, until yesterday, when that part of the site was taken down after bloggers revealed that several of the "McCain Family Recipes" were, in fact, copied word for word from the Food Network.

Cindy McCain's tuna recipe was actually developed and submitted to the Food Network by cookbook author and former "Cooking Thin" host Kathleen Daelemans. The recipe for farfalle pasta with turkey sausage, peas and mushrooms was a "quick pasta classic" from the TV show "Everyday Italian." That old McCain standby -- rosemary chicken -- was a creation of TV chef Rachael Ray and was lifted, with a few changes, from the same Food Network site.

All three were listed on a McCain Web page titled "Cindy's Recipes."

"Apparently a Web intern added Rachael Ray to our policy team without her knowing it," McCain spokesman Tucker Bounds deadpanned yesterday. "He was swiftly dealt with, and the page is down for revision."

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shugah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 02:45 PM
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24. how many people actually create their own cookie recipes?
i'm going to give cindy a pass on this. people get baking recipes from a variety of sources - rarely does anyone know the original source. my kids would tell you that my recipe for chocolate chip cookies is the best recipe in the world, but if you looked at my hand scribbled recipe, you might notice that it is almost identical to the recipe printed on the back of a bag of nestl chocolate chips.

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AspenRose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 02:48 PM
Response to Reply #24
28. Then she shouldn't lie and say they're from her family or some such nonsense
She's done this TWICE now.
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shugah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 02:58 PM
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39. i think it's very possible that she did get the recipe from "a friend"
Edited on Sun Jun-15-08 02:59 PM by shugah
cookie recipes get passed around. :shrug:

however, i never thought i'd find myself in a position of defending cindy mccain -i'm kind of creeped out about the whole idea of it. yuck!

(i far prefer Michelle's shortbread cookie recipe anyway.)

edit: typo
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 02:51 PM
Response to Reply #24
32. Nah, hers was not scribbled anywhere. Look at the way the amounts are formatted.
She won't even name the "good friend" who gave her the recipe. Our Democrats both credit the source. Look at how the wording is identical except for the brand of chips and the last direction. When you are scribbling a recipe off a package you don't write all that stuff out.
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chascarrillo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 02:55 PM
Response to Reply #32
36. Also note that the directions are obviously reworded to hide the original source.
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 02:57 PM
Response to Reply #36
37. And when you write out a recipe you don't include "all-purpose" flour or vanilla "extract"
Edited on Sun Jun-15-08 02:58 PM by Stephanie
You'd write 1 cup flour, 1 tsp. vanilla. Those qualifiers are revealing. It's clearly a cut and paste job.
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shugah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 03:03 PM
Response to Reply #37
45. good point
okay, that's a very good point.
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 03:07 PM
Response to Reply #45
50. right? like would you really write out "granulated" sugar?
No way. Cut and paste, for sure.
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Pab Sungenis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-16-08 12:42 PM
Response to Reply #50
212. Yes you would.
Granulated sugar works differently from confectioner's sugar. Likewise, all-purpose flour and bread flour work differently in recipes, and you should specify which.
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dsc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-16-08 08:22 AM
Response to Reply #37
196. actually on the vanilla you might point out not to use real vanilla
if you are in recovery. I can't use real vanilla in my recipes and must use fake.
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Merlot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 03:00 PM
Response to Reply #24
40. The idea that any woman should have to prove herself with a cookie recipe
is just sad and outdated. I too can't get on the bash-her-for-this bandwagon. Yes, she could have said where the recipe came from but I'm sure she's lied about things of much more substance than this.

ps. Most people lie about recipies....
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 03:02 PM
Response to Reply #40
42. But she has already been busted lying about recipes once.
Hence the general hilarity. You'd think they'd be a little more careful this time.
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Occam Bandage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 03:03 PM
Response to Reply #40
44. ...is incredibly stupid, I agree. The idea that she would rather lie about it yet again than
refuse to participate is stupider still.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 08:22 PM
Response to Reply #40
171. Sorry you don't get it...it's a sign of her character.
She's lazy and a plagiarizer for two obvious glaring signs.
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LiberalAndProud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 11:00 PM
Response to Reply #40
185. I couldn't agree more.
This is a First Lady tradition I don't appreciate in the least.
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 11:08 PM
Response to Reply #185
186. Bill was also asked for his favorite cookie recipe
And he gave the one he liked to eat, not cook. Sexism is in the eye of the beholder.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 04:04 PM
Response to Reply #24
102. We'll you're too freakin' easy...this isn't the
first she's done this plagiarsim thing with recipes..did you give "her a pass" on the other one, too?
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Pab Sungenis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-16-08 12:39 PM
Response to Reply #24
210. I do.
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jgraz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 02:45 PM
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25. Well, I can believe she's "good friends" with a multinational food conglomerate.
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havocmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 02:47 PM
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27. When you steal husbands and drugs, stealing recipes comes easy
If something exists, it must be for Cindy!
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AspenRose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 02:49 PM
Response to Reply #27
30. Damn that was harsh!
:thumbsup:
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havocmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 03:05 PM
Response to Reply #30
47. Never did find that bush others beat around
;)
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Occam Bandage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 03:19 PM
Response to Reply #27
66. Snap! Nice one.
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Tatiana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 05:37 PM
Response to Reply #27
135. DUzy!
:toast:
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havocmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 08:07 PM
Response to Reply #135
165. Nah, I just have an admitted low tolerance of desert rat floozies who go after married men
especially when they try and blame the help for their drug thefts.
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papapi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 02:48 PM
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29. Why would a person suffering from anorexia be obsessing.....
on stealing everyone else's recipes?
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mentalsolstice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 02:51 PM
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33. I've made these cookies myself
So I know she copied the recipe from the back of the butterscotch chips bag (or her servant did).
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Barack_America Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 02:58 PM
Response to Reply #33
38. Somebody's getting fired...
My thoughts exactly.

I doubt Cindy has ever made these cookies.
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Occam Bandage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 03:13 PM
Response to Reply #38
59. I also doubt Cindy has ever made cookies. She's Paris Hilton, not Betty Crocker.
And it's really, really funny to watch the vain, narcissistic, drug-addled Paris McCain try to pretend to be a good Republican Housewife.
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Beaverhausen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 02:52 PM
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34. And this is important why?
seriously, who cares? There are plenty of important issues to go after her husband about. Where she got her cookie recipes doesn't really matter, does it?
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 02:55 PM
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35. Get a sense of humor! Criminy you know how to spoil a good time.
She's already been caught once stealing recipes and pretending they were her own.
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Beaverhausen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 03:07 PM
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52. Again, why is this important? is she a chef? Is Michelle Obama a chef?
Did Michelle claim she made up her own recipe from scratch?

How many of us make cookies from recipes we created? I'm guessing very few. We might tweak a recipe already published somewhere, but I think few of us have the cooking know how to create one out of thin air.

This whole thing is very sexist. Neither of those women's cookie recipes should matter to anyone. We have big problems in this country- maybe you haven't noticed...
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 03:11 PM
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55. No, Michele said she got hers from the girls' godmother,
Cindy said she got hers from a "family friend." Her friend is named Hershey's Inc., apparently. I am not saying she should have created her own recipe, but to copy and paste a recipe from the Hershey's website and then say it is a family favorite gotten from a family friend is, well what would you call that, a LIE, I guess, is the correct term.
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Beaverhausen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 03:14 PM
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60. how do you know her family friend didn't get it from Hersheys?
Edited on Sun Jun-15-08 03:14 PM by Beaverhausen
jesus this is nearly the stupidest topic I've seen here. WHO THE FUCK CARES???????????????

I'm outta here. Have fun with your cookies.
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blogslut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 03:31 PM
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74. Because the repubs are trying their best to present Mrs. McCain as the perfect housewife
While simultaneously insinuating that Michelle Obama is some sort of America-hating anti-mom.

Does a stolen recipe matter in the grand scheme? Probably not. What does matter is the lying. This is the second time Ms. McCain has been caught lying about her culinary skills. The fact that with all her riches, she couldn't take the time to pay a professional baker to invent a unique recipe shows that team McCain, once again, JUST.DOESN'T.GET.IT.

It is a petty and shallow act by petty and shallow people.
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 03:34 PM
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76. Or at least not lie about a "family friend" who gave her the recipe
And how it's a "family favorite" when it was CLEARLY just copy and pasted from the website. Who writes out "packed light" brown sugar when they give you a recipe? Who says to mix in a "large" bowl? Cut & paste job, clearly.
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dogday Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 04:06 PM
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106. Not a stupid topic.. Cindy yet demonstrates how with the McCain's
it will be more of the same.. In this case more of the same deception and lying on the part of the Republicans... Since this is the history of this woman, I would say it would be quite a topic indeed... If Michelle had done this, trust me the Republicans would be up in arms with pitchforks, ready to destroy her reputation....
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 08:27 PM
Response to Reply #60
176. Then moveon ..nothing for you
here.
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Occam Bandage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 03:12 PM
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56. Because she's a shameless (and yet really obvious) liar and thief, and that's kinda funny.
It's like she can't help it. She even steals (and then lies) about recipes, for God's sake. Not just drugs, not just money, but recipes.
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grantcart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 04:05 PM
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104. yes why should I kick this thread again
well why not lol
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 04:08 PM
Response to Reply #104
108. I am trying to send the tip to HuffPost but I get an error message
I hope this gets covered tomorrow! :hi:
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Merlot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 03:02 PM
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43. I'm with you on that
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 03:05 PM
Response to Reply #43
48. Because it's funny. And because it's the second time they've done it.
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chascarrillo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 03:06 PM
Response to Reply #34
49. What was important about George HW Bush not knowing what a supermarket scanner was?
Perhaps on the grand scale of things, scanners and recipes aren't big deals. However, I think that little things sometimes tell you a lot about a person.
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KittyWampus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 03:44 PM
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91. Because in today's media climate THIS is the sort of thing that can put a chink in McCain's
media-granted teflon.

Please take your sanctimonious indignity elsewhere.
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whistler162 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 06:27 PM
Response to Reply #34
144. Well she must be a fabolous cook since....
Rachael Rae and Hreshey's have stolen her recipes.
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KingFlorez Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 07:10 PM
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155. With all the crap they are throwing at Michelle Obama this is fair game
It shows how dishonest Cindy McCain is to try and pass other people's ideas off as her own.
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Richard Steele Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 07:26 PM
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157. Because it shows that she's not only a barefaced liar, she's an arrogant barefaced liar.
Arrogant enough to do it again after she was caught the first time.

It speaks to her CHARACTER. Or, more accurately,
her utter LACK of it.
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NobleCynic Donating Member (991 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-16-08 01:48 AM
Response to Reply #34
189. I agree wholeheartedly. Who cares?
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Barack_America Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 03:01 PM
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41. Unreal. I can't believe she got caught again.
Cindy, when you're going to pass off your cooks' recipes as your own, be sure to at least know where they got them from.
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 03:04 PM
Response to Reply #41
46. I doubt the cook made these. I think the intern was asked to dig up a recipe again.
As I pointed out above, note the formatting of the ingredients. When you copy a recipe out by hand you don't write out "all purpose" flour. You don't put the dash in 1-1/2 cups. Etc.
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Occam Bandage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 03:09 PM
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53. Right. I'm honestly kinda surprised they bothered to change the "HERSHEY'S Butterscotch Chips."
Everything else is in Official Recipese.
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chascarrillo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 03:12 PM
Response to Reply #46
57. True, but that may be dictated by the style guide for the publication.
Mind you, I am a completely awful cook (I messed up cole slaw, for god's sake!), so I'm not entirely qualified to make these statements...

In any case, the order of indgredients are the same, the ingredients are the same (except that there's 1/12 of a cup fewer butterscotch chips - presumably Cindy stole them from the intended recipients of the cookies), and while the directions look different, they're actually saying the exact same thing - they're only very oddly rewritten, I think in an attempt to hide the source.
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-16-08 12:44 PM
Response to Reply #57
213. Clearly in an attempt to hide the source.
Edited on Mon Jun-16-08 12:46 PM by Stephanie
My best cole slaw recipe:

Mix shredded Napa cabbage (one head), carrots (2 or 3 large), and thinly sliced red onions (one medium, or less, to your taste) in a bowl. Make a dressing by mixing Newman's Own Balsamic Salad Dressing and mayonnaise (Hellmans!) to a creamy consistency. Pour dressing over the cabbage mix, sprinkle with salt & pepper to taste, toss, and refrigerate so the flavors can blend. Delish!
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WeDidIt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 03:07 PM
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51. Cluwe me in here, is this the second or the third time Cindy's been caught
stealing recipes and passing them off in one of these things?
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goldcanyonaz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 03:10 PM
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54. cookiegate!
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me b zola Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 04:45 PM
Response to Reply #54
128. over-privileged theif & liar-gate.
:)
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L0oniX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 03:13 PM
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58. This is old news ...it was picked up over a month ago.
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Occam Bandage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 03:16 PM
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63. Are you, perhaps, thinking of Cindy McCain's other recipe thefts? I don't recall seeing this one.
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WeDidIt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 03:16 PM
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64. No, that was a different recipe thing where she stole the recipe from Rachel Ray.
This is an entirely new recipe contest.
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Occam Bandage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 03:18 PM
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65. And then there was the one where she stole one from Quaker.
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chascarrillo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 03:25 PM
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71. Wow. This IS the third time!
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Barack_America Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 03:30 PM
Response to Reply #71
73. Hmm, does the "three strike" rule apply to cookie theft?
:shrug:
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chascarrillo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 03:19 PM
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67. Nope. These recipes were just announced this week by Family Circle. This is brand new.
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 03:22 PM
Response to Reply #58
69. No, that was recipes from the McCain site posted as "family recipes" but copied from Food Network
This is a new event, today!
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Lochloosa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 03:21 PM
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68. Not the same recipes...
Cindy tells you what size bowls to use.

Case closed.
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 03:25 PM
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72. Cindy says, "In a large bowl beat the butter or margarine, granulated sugar and brown sugar..."
Hershey's says, "Beat butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar in large bowl..."

Another intern is about to get FIRED! :rofl:
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dogday Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 03:37 PM
Response to Reply #68
81. Both recipes say use a large bowl.. How is that different?
that is the same size in my book....
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 03:40 PM
Response to Reply #81
86. He forgot the sarcasm thingy
It's just hysterical how they tried to disguise the recipe by moving "large bowl" from the beginning to the end of the sentence.
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dogday Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 04:01 PM
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99. I tell you I am totally lost with the sarcasm thingy....
Round here, sometimes very hard to tell... Sarcasm thingy is my friend... lol
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Lochloosa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-16-08 06:25 AM
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191. ...
:sarcasm:
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 03:37 PM
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82. That's what you call shameless.
Does the woman even cook? That's what I want to know.
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 03:41 PM
Response to Reply #82
88. I don't care if she does or not but I do care that the campaign is so stupid to do this three times!
The shameless lies, the theft, it does not reflect well on them, and in a family magazine.
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 03:39 PM
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84. Okay, which one of you is Janet?
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jakem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 03:41 PM
Response to Reply #84
87. guilty...
:hi:

typo and all...
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 03:42 PM
Response to Reply #87
89. Ha hah hah!
I will be interested to see if they keep my link to this thread up. :hi:
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jakem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 03:43 PM
Response to Reply #89
90. the whole thing will be scrubbed as soon as anyone else notices-

but the point needs to be made nonetheless!



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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 08:31 PM
Response to Reply #84
177. Wow..the comments are like the ones
on here who think this matters.

Is cindy mccain obtuse or what?
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 03:51 PM
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92. You can vote for the best cookie at the link
Will Mr. Hershey stand up and take a bow?

http://www.parents.com/app/voting/index.jsp?id=/templat...

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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 03:53 PM
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93. Who expcects a jillionaire heiress to come up with her own recipes? Who?
Just wondering.
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 03:55 PM
Response to Reply #93
94. That's fine, just don't lie about it.
If you asked the intern to find you a recipe, again, don't pretend it's from a "family friend" and an old "family favorite."
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democrattotheend Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 03:56 PM
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95. Well, at least she has good taste in desserts
My dog's name is Hershey, so I have a soft-spot for all things Hershey.

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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 03:58 PM
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96. Well your dog might get to accept the award in the '08 Presidential Cookie Bake-Off
He has more claim on it than Cindy does!
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ellacott Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 03:58 PM
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97. What beautiful dogs
Hershey's color is so rich and beautiful. :)
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democrattotheend Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 04:04 PM
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103. Awww, thank you
Hershey is a very politically active dog. He frequently pees on bushes, and last year, he went on Daily Kos protesting the Hershey Company's decision to lay off workers.

I confess that the dog in my signature is not mine. I found that picture on Picassa. I want to make an Obama bandana for Hershey so I can put his picture in my signature and on my dogs for Obama products, but the bandana I ordered for him has not arrived yet.

My dad said when he got home from his trip he would try to put an Obama button on Hershey's collar and take a picture. Hershey only has one eye now, due to cancer :(, but I think it will still look cute.

If any of you have CafePress accounts, can you please go to the forums and join my call for them to add dog bandanas as a product? The one I ordered for Hershey is just plain text and it's kind of lame. If CafePress offered bandanas I could make a much cooler one for Hershey.


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ellacott Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 06:11 PM
Response to Reply #103
141. I'm glad your dog survived his cancer
Yes, he still looks cute. :)

An Obama bandana would really look cute on him. I don't have an account with CafePress. Hopefully they will add the bandanas. :)
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AspenRose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-16-08 11:06 AM
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205. What a beautiful dog!
:loveya:
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 04:01 PM
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100. And her friend got it from
the back of Herseys. This will only highlight her other plagiarism and distract from the big "contest".
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sniffa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 04:02 PM
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101. She simply replaced her habit of stealing vicodin to stealing recipes
Shame, shame.
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grantcart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 04:06 PM
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105. you got it mixed up - stealing husband then vicodin then recipes
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Occam Bandage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 04:12 PM
Response to Reply #105
116. To be fair, she's getting pettier with her theft.
By 2012 I'm sure she'll just be stealing glances at hot ambassadors.
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chascarrillo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 04:08 PM
Response to Reply #101
107. If you look at the recipes, you'll see that she steals chips from the intended cookie eaters, too.
Edited on Sun Jun-15-08 04:09 PM by chascarrillo
Hershey's recipe calls for 1 3/4 cups of butterscotch chips (which equals one 11 oz package). "McCain's" recipe only 1 2/3 cups. That's over an ounce difference! What happens to that measly ounce left in the bag? I dare say, she keeps them for herself, popping them while her servant bakes the cookies.
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 04:10 PM
Response to Reply #107
110. And that's the ONLY discrepancy
and a weird one - you're not going to put in the whole bag? I guess it's the only ingredient the intern felt safe about altering without ruining the cookies' consistency.
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papapi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 04:08 PM
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109. Check it out! Some news company called AFP was reporting 12 hours ago.....
about how Cindy was leading the pack with her 'Butterscotch Cookie Recipe'. Repug slug job no doubt:

http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5haqFOG4C6X_x1hB5c5k...
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Occam Bandage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 04:10 PM
Response to Reply #109
111. Er, Agence France-Presse is the third largest news organization in the world. They aren't
Edited on Sun Jun-15-08 04:11 PM by Occam Bandage
"repug slugs."

Edit: Unless I misunderstand you. It's possible you're not calling them "repug slugs." I assumed you were.
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papapi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 04:14 PM
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117. You're right. I just tracked it down. Sorry.
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chascarrillo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 04:10 PM
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112. AFP = Agence France-Presse.
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 04:10 PM
Response to Reply #109
114. Yes, that's how I happened on it, from underpants' thread >
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me b zola Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 05:13 PM
Response to Reply #109
133. There was several DUers with a certain "D" political bend
...that was lauding Cindy's cookies over Michelle's cookies. Funny, I haven't seen them on this thread. ;)
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tyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 04:10 PM
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113. So what?
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 04:11 PM
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115. Enjoy your day!
:hi:
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grantcart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 04:21 PM
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119. well now you have me thinking about cookies lol
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Lucinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 05:10 PM
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131. Exactly.
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thewiseguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 04:21 PM
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118. Thanks Stephanie for the OP
Very interesting. :9
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 04:32 PM
Response to Reply #118
121. Please kick to the front page!
I want DU to get credit for this one! :hi:
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 04:23 PM
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120. Can Hershey's sue?
http://www.hersheys.com/recipes/recipes/detail.asp?id=3...

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Willo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 04:33 PM
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122. Money isn't everything but it can buy cooking lessons.
If she wants to be a cook, she could hire a chef to teach her and post an original recipe.

Then again, she could have kleptomania.
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truthisfreedom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 04:33 PM
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123. I passed this news tip to MPR news. I hope they run with it. It will make a great radio news story
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 04:34 PM
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124. thanks!
:hi:
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truthisfreedom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 04:36 PM
Response to Reply #124
125. And I let them know you broke the story!
8^)
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 04:41 PM
Response to Reply #125
127. Oh great! I hope I get a cookie press pass.
So I can police all future cookie contests.
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 04:56 PM
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129. I sent the link to Wonkette
THEY at least should appreciate the deliciousness of this story!
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rebel with a cause Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 05:03 PM
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130. If I had her money, I wouldn't be baking no cookies
but then I wouldn't be lying about it either. My answer would be my favorate cookie is the ones I buy at such and such, or my favorate is when my bakery chef makes these so and so cookies and you would have to get the recipe from her/him. :rofl:
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 05:12 PM
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132. That's what Bill did - he said his favorites are these made by his cook.
Edited on Sun Jun-15-08 05:21 PM by Stephanie
And then he gave the cook's recipe. The cook is serving in Iraq now, to boot. That's an honest answer. Nobody expected him to create a recipe, and nobody expected Cindy or Michelle to. But lying about it, and saying it's the family favorite?
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crankychatter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 05:27 PM
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134. is she a cookie recipe monster? nt
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DesertRat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 05:43 PM
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136. I don't see a problem with it
The contest asked for their "favorite cookie recipe", not an original recipe. I love to cook and bake, but have never created an original recipe. I frequently share recipes with friends and can't even remember where many of the recipes came from.

I'm no fan of Cindy McCain, but this really is a non-issue, imo.
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 05:49 PM
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137. It's a cut and paste from Hershey's site, not a "family favorite" from a "family friend"
And it's the third time the campaign has done this. Another intern is about to get fired.
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DesertRat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 06:03 PM
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140. If a magazine asked me for my family's favorite cookie recipe
Edited on Sun Jun-15-08 06:05 PM by DesertRat
To be truthful, I'd have to cut and paste Hershey's Toll House recipe.
I'm so glad my husband never entered politics. I don't have the ego to handle the scrutiny. ;)
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Occam Bandage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 06:31 PM
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145. I think this just proves that DesertRat doesn't have the baking know-how necessary
to be First Lady. Toll House is a Nestle brand!
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DesertRat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 06:36 PM
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146. Oh crap, I'm definately not First Lady material
I actually use the old tried and true recipe with Ghiradelli chocolate chips! :wow:
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Occam Bandage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 06:42 PM
Response to Reply #146
148. Ghiradelli! What an out-of-touch elitist!
Man, this...this is just rough. I hope Obama denounces and rejects you before it's too late!
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DesertRat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 06:43 PM
Response to Reply #148
150. They go great with a latte. n/t
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mhatrw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-16-08 12:06 PM
Response to Reply #136
209. It's not the cookie, it's the cover up! n/t
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Barack_America Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 05:51 PM
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138. Proof positive that Republicans are completely devoid of ideas!
;)
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 05:53 PM
Response to Reply #138
139. And ethics!
It is a contest, after all.
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DesertRat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 06:21 PM
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142. This isn't the first year of a cookiegate
"Ever since voters began telling Teresa Heinz Kerry that they didn't think much of the pumpkin spice cookie recipe her office had submitted to Family Circle's presidential cookie bake-off, an aide said, Mrs. Heinz Kerry, the wife of the about-to-be Democratic nominee, has been thinking how she could tell America the truth: the recipe isn't hers.

In an interview on National Public Radio that was broadcast yesterday, the cookies came up in conversation and in the direct, unvarnished style that people have come to expect, Mrs. Heinz Kerry said: ''Somebody at my office gave that recipe out and, in fact, I think somebody really made it on purpose to give a nasty recipe. I never made pumpkin cookies; I don't like pumpkin spice cookies.'' Ever since voters began telling Teresa Heinz Kerry that they didn't think much of the pumpkin spice cookie recipe her office had submitted to Family Circle's presidential cookie bake-off, an aide said, Mrs. Heinz Kerry, the wife of the about-to-be Democratic nominee, has been thinking how she could tell America the truth: the recipe isn't hers.

{snip}
Mrs. Heinz Kerry said: ''Somebody at my office gave that recipe out and, in fact, I think somebody really made it on purpose to give a nasty recipe. I never made pumpkin cookies; I don't like pumpkin spice cookies.''

Mrs. Heinz Kerry had originally submitted a recipe called Yummy Wonders, but, according to Family Circle, its test kitchen said the recipe did not work. When the magazine called her press office and asked if there had been a mistake, the press office sent the pumpkin cookie recipe without consulting her, said her press secretary, Marla Romash."

Cookie sabotage! :rofl:

http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9505E0D6...
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 06:39 PM
Response to Reply #142
147. Well at least she has the courage to admit it!
Will Cindy do the same???
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whistler162 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 06:25 PM
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143. I wonder if Mrs. McCain will sue Hershey's!
the nerver of a big corporation stealing a poor woman's cookie recipe!
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 06:43 PM
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149. Here we go - it's getting picked up already >
Hah hah hah! Whose blog is this - one of you? Fess up!

http://voteboth.org/?p=17

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LawyersGunsandMoney Donating Member (26 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 06:54 PM
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151. That's where I steal all my recipes from too
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 06:55 PM
Response to Reply #151
152. Scott, is that you?
Edited on Sun Jun-15-08 07:20 PM by Stephanie
I steal all my recipes from Peter Lugers!

:hi:

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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 07:05 PM
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153. With the money she has she's probably really good friends with Milton Hershey
:grr:
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OneAmerica Donating Member (98 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 07:06 PM
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154. I think I know who's making "Worst Persons" on Monday
;)
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Neshanic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 07:19 PM
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156. Well any recipe from the Merck Drug Manual would be suspect, I assume.
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progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 07:30 PM
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158. Let's hope the MSM picks up on this important issue.



:eyes:
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 07:32 PM
Response to Reply #158
160. Yes I hope they do!
I find it highly amusing and I know others will too! :h:
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Tim4319 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 07:32 PM
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159. If she can steal drugs from her own charity,
why is anyone surprised that she won't steal Oatmeal-Butterscotch from Hersey?
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Maria Wr Donating Member (58 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 07:35 PM
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161. asdf
Edited on Sun Jun-15-08 07:50 PM by Maria Wr
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 07:36 PM
Response to Reply #161
162. Welcome to DU!
you don't have to tag images here - if the link ends in .jpg it will automatically tag itself. :hi:
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Maria Wr Donating Member (58 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 07:40 PM
Response to Reply #162
163. Thank you, yes I'm new
at all of this. Appreciate the tip.
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 07:51 PM
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164. The second Mrs. McCain; what does a cookie sheet look like?
Edited on Sun Jun-15-08 08:00 PM by blondeatlast
I hear crickets and my face is freezing from that icy stare...

Great find, Stephanie.
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 08:09 PM
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166. But would John have married her if he didn't like her cookies?
:hide:

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mikiturner Donating Member (581 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 08:12 PM
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167. I just diaried at KOS
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 08:16 PM
Response to Reply #167
168. Well I was hoping DU would be the source for this story.
Edited on Sun Jun-15-08 08:20 PM by Stephanie
Since it was discovered here. I don't think KOS is the only website of import. I could have posted it there myself but chose to keep it here, as discussed upthread.
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mikiturner Donating Member (581 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 08:22 PM
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172. I made sure to link to the original story here
Edited on Sun Jun-15-08 08:24 PM by mikiturner
To give credit here. Edit: Changed the link, so that should fix that as well.
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 08:24 PM
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174. Then at least put the actual link >
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 08:40 PM
Response to Reply #172
178. thanks for fixing!
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 08:18 PM
Response to Reply #167
169. Also your link is not to the OP but to a post way downthread
Edited on Sun Jun-15-08 08:19 PM by Stephanie
At least link to the actual OP if you're going to copy it.
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Ian_rd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 08:21 PM
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170. Who gives a flying fuck?
Going after the spouses is for the right-wing.
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 08:22 PM
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173. Why are you reading it then?
And wasting your breath to respond?
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Ian_rd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-16-08 06:30 AM
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193. Refer to Number 1 on today's Top Ten.
I know, I know: more wasted breath.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 09:59 PM
Response to Reply #170
183. Glad you don't give a flying fuck.
good bye.
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Ian_rd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-16-08 06:27 AM
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192. Bye indeed
Actually I do feel like I'm in the wrong place when Cindy's cookies is getting more recs than this:
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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unblock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 08:26 PM
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175. kudos stephanie!
good find!
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senseandsensibility Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 09:05 PM
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179. Who's BIll? Clinton?
Sorry if I'm slow on the uptake.
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 09:33 PM
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180. Yes. I think the issue went to press before the last primary
Bill submitted a recipe as his favorite cookie, and properly credited the family cook.
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senseandsensibility Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 09:45 PM
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181. LOL
I don't know why, but that cracks me up. Of course he should be required to do the recipe thing if Cindy and Michelle are, but it still cracks me up.
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Heather MC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 11:14 PM
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187. Just to keep the tally of things stolen by Cindy McCain
She stole her Husband from another woman
She stole her drug money from a Charity to headed
and now
She has stolen her Cookie recipe.

Gosh, I wonder how much she would take if she had a direct line to the American Tax payer Bank account?
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-16-08 08:21 AM
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195. She didn't steal money form the charity, she stole the actual DRUGS.
Like a junkie robbing an all-night pharmacy.
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Heather MC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-16-08 10:54 AM
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203. Ohhhhhh! well that's not sooo bad then!
:rofl:

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Colobo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 11:14 PM
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188. Compulsive liar.
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FlyingSquirrel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-16-08 04:36 AM
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190. I guess my hiatus from DU has jaded me to this kind of thing....
I just can't get all excited about Cindy McCain's stolen cookie recipe. There are much bigger fish to fry, and if you think about it for just a second - are you really gonna convince someone not to vote for McCain 'cause his wife stole a recipe?

Chill peoples, spend your time and energy more wisely this year.
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-16-08 09:35 AM
Response to Reply #190
199. I doubt she stole it herself
Doesn't she have people for that? Another intern is going to get fired...
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Eurobabe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-16-08 07:26 AM
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194. That recipe has been around since the middle ages
Cindy McCain gets ZERO points for originality. And 10 points for plagiarism.
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npincus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-16-08 08:24 AM
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197. LOL- good one! Does anyone think Cindy M. acutaly BAKES
like the rest of us non-heiresses?

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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-16-08 08:27 AM
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198. "RECIPE RIP-OFFS" by Cindy McCain. Order your advance copies now!
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bridgit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-16-08 09:38 AM
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200. Cookies?
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-16-08 10:12 AM
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201. Oh now we've ticked off "gingersnap1945"
Hah!

http://www.parents.com/recipes/recipedetail.jsp?recipeI...

gingersnap1945 wrote:
"The cookies were great!! If you people don't have anything nice to say, then keep your mouths shut. We all were taught better."
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ensho Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-16-08 10:53 AM
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202. how many women out there make up their own cookie recipe?


down through the years I've made oodles of cookies from scratch. but I followed the recipe of others.



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nxylas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-16-08 11:02 AM
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204. 38 recs and 205 replies to a post about cookies?
And we accuse the MSM of obsessing over trivia....
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-16-08 11:12 AM
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207. The contest itself is actually news - and if it were Michelle who cheated, that would be news too
Edited on Mon Jun-16-08 11:13 AM by Stephanie
Bank on it. But for Cindy? Who cares (yawn) that she lied (sigh) and got an intern (wouldn't you?) to copy and paste a recipe from a website (again! so who cares, so what!) and then described it as a "family favorite" from a "family friend" (a friend named Hershey's, Inc.!) (get a life!) (Republicans STEAL, that's what they DO, why bother reporting it???) in the magazine (who reads magazines!).




http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20080615/ts_alt_afp/usvotew...

White House recipe for success Sun Jun 15, 4:02 AM ET

WASHINGTON (AFP) - The heat is on, and the stakes are high, with the potential first ladies' bake-off underway and organizer Family Circle magazine looking to see which way the cookie is going to crumble.

In the past four presidential elections, readers of the magazine have successfully predicted who would be America's next first lady by favoring her recipe in the magazine's competition.

Something with chocolate has melted the hearts of readers in the last four elections. So both Michelle Obama and Cindy McCain might be taking a risk by eschewing everyone's favorite treat.

Instead, Michelle Obama, wife of Democratic Illinois Senator Barack Obama, has put forward a recipe for shortbread cookies with zest of lemon and orange, and a cheeky kick of almond liqueur Amaretto.

The recipe comes courtesy of Mama Kaye, the godmother of both her daughters, Sasha and Malia.

Cindy McCain, who earlier this year had to apologize for plagiarizing a recipe for passion fruit mousse from Food Network, went for oatmeal butterscotch cookies.

They are "an absolute must whenever the whole family gets together," says the multi-millionaire heiress to a large beer distribution firm, married to Republican presidential hopeful John McCain.

Readers can vote online at the magazine's website with the results to be published in mid-October, just ahead of the November 4 elections.

At the end of the week, Cindy McCain's recipe seemed to be slicing through the competition, with one online reader complaining that he had had to go out specially to buy Amaretto so his wife could bake Michelle Obama's treats.

If history is anything to go by, Obama might be in for a rough ride. In 2004, Teresa Heinz Kerry's pumpkin spice cookies failed to beat off the competition from Laura Bush's oatmeal chocolate chunk cookies.




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sundancekid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-16-08 11:07 AM
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206. after you steal DRUGS from a CHARITY - what the hell do cookie recipes matter!
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mhatrw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-16-08 11:29 AM
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208. How appropriate. Their best friends ARE big corporations. n/t
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emilyg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-16-08 12:40 PM
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211. This is important?
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-16-08 12:47 PM
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214. It's fascinating when people take the time to tell us they don't care
:)
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emilyg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-16-08 11:41 PM
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238. It's even more fascinating when a question is not answered.
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Marie26 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-16-08 01:40 PM
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218. Is it wrong that this makes me like her more? nt
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Bucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-16-08 01:52 PM
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221. If she came across as a slightly more glamorous Peggy Bundy, I'd agree.
But she's not a Peggy, she's a Marcie. She's a Marcie married to a Gladys Kravitz.
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-16-08 02:19 PM
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224. ...
"..Marcie married to a Gladys Kravitz." :rofl: :thumbsup:
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Marie26 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-16-08 02:32 PM
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226. That's kind of what came to mind
It's sort of lowdown in an amusing way. If Family Circle asked me for my secret cookie recipe, it'd be: 1.) open frozen cookie dough package 2.) cut dough into slices 3.) bake until cookies turn black & begin to smoke (you're welcome to steal that recipe, by the way). That'd be too embarrassing to submit, though. At least Cindy McCain had the gumption & nerve to copy something from the back of the chocolate chips bag. You know the woman has never baked homemade cookies in her life.
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Bucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-16-08 01:50 PM
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220. Bless her heart, you know this isn't the real way she makes cookies.
The actual Cindy McCain method of baking cookies is to snap her fingers and shout "Concepcin, go bake me some cookies!" Probably not the sort of thing they want to put in print.
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samsingh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-16-08 02:01 PM
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222. at least she can read - unlike the current residnent
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FunMe Donating Member (184 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-16-08 02:17 PM
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223. Mrs McDruggie loves to STEAL!
Edited on Mon Jun-16-08 02:23 PM by FunMe
The woman is more than a drug addict:

http://www.talkleft.com/story/2008/3/7/2303/06115

"But Cindy McCain wasn't just addicted to pain pills. She was investigated federally for stealing pain pills from a medical charity she headed and for having prescriptions filled in the names of the charity's employees."
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nam78_two Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-16-08 02:23 PM
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225. This reminds me of an episode of Friends-Phoebe's grandma Neslee Toolhouse.nt
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-16-08 04:26 PM
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228. HAH! Wonkette Posted It!!
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Fleshdancer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-16-08 04:38 PM
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229. Give her props for stealing something other than drugs
She's improving! :D
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-16-08 04:48 PM
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230. YAY! Huffington Post put it up too!
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Barack_America Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-16-08 08:46 PM
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234. Good point from miles120 there...
"There's something more important here than copyright infringement (although as an artist, I'm pretty sensitive about that.) The McCain's just don't get the idea of open information: all of his gaffes, her plagiarized recipes, past statements, freakshow opinions of endorsers, and past issue statements are readily accessible to anyone with a web browser. It's obvious that neither of them realizes where the world is today.

Hey, if John McCain can't grasp the idea of the internet, how is he going to lead us into the future? Gee, maybe he doesn't understand the current state of international relations, either."
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-16-08 04:50 PM
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231. Yay, Stephanie! CookieGate! n/t
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Major Hogwash Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-16-08 05:09 PM
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232. That witch hasn't cooked since they invented Stove Top Stuffing.
Or indoor stoves for that matter.
She just orders takeout.

As in "Take me out, you old goat!"

Or "Take out is not McDonalds, you old goat!"

Or "Take your head out of your ass, old man, this is not take out! These are from the damned commissary up at Capitol Hill, aren't they?"

LoL
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-16-08 10:34 PM
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236. Good job Stephanie
:yourock:
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ellacott Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-17-08 07:25 AM
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239. Dan Abrams mentioned it last night
She was part of Winners and Losers.
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sniffa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-17-08 04:55 PM
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240. Kick cuz there's a thread for you
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-17-08 09:56 PM
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241. Here ya go Stephanie:
:9 :D



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