Recipegate

There's never any shortage of news related to this year's Presidential campaign, but I really didn't think there would ever be a Rachael Ray tie in to the race to become the leader of the free world. Well, I guess we should always expect the unexpected (sorry, I've been watching Big Brother, even with a newborn in the house - she sleeps like nobody's business).

This week, McCain's campaign was in the news because his website included a page for his wife, Cindy, that included a list of family recipes. Obviously, this implies that the recipes are old family favorites. The problem is that several of the recipes included in the list were from Rachael Ray and other Food Network stars. Ooops. Apparently the McCain family is a fan of her Rosemary Chicken Breasts, Brown Butter and Balsamic Ravioli, Warm Spinach Salad with Pancetta and Sweet Vinaigrette.

The McCain camp apologized and blamed an intern for the error. Isn't that what interns are for? Rachael talked to Us Magazine about Recipegate and had these kind words to say: "These recipes are supposed to be accessible to everyone – interns, senators, students and families alike! I am flattered when anyone cooks my food."

Photos from Us Magazine

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