She Can't Cook. Who Cares?

It has recently come to light that Cindy McCain is a repeat-offender in the recipe stealing department.

On her husband's campaign site, they posted "her" recipes for, among other things, Ahi Tuna with Napa Cabbage Salad, Passion Fruit Mousse, Farfalle with Turkey Sausage, Peas, and Mushrooms, and Rosemary Chicken Breasts and Warm Spinach Salad with Bacon. Turns out, these were all stolen.

In damage control, McCain's campaign fired an intern, and changed the recipes to ones for Lemon Chicken and Beef Stew.

Lemon Chicken and Beef Stew?!!?!? I can make that shit. Anybody can make that shit. Cindy McCain obviously cannot cook for shit. Shit.

So why is this bad? Two reasons. First, the replacement meals are clearly spun, unlike the earlier ones chosen by a overzealous intern. Lemon chicken and beef stew are undoubtedly made to make heiress Cindy seem more like those people that are "bitter" and finding solace in guns and religion. After all, in the midst of an economic crisis, how many people have the time or money to make Ahi Tuna or Passion Fruit Mousse?

Second, who the fuck cares if Cindy McCain can cook or not? And more importantly, why is there a need to lie about the fact that she can't? Perhaps Cindy McCain took Hillary Clinton's advice. Back in '92, when Bill was running, Hillary said: "I suppose I could have stayed home and baked cookies and had teas, but what I decided to do was to fulfill my profession which I entered before my husband was in public life." Of course, this was seen as hurting the campaign, so Hillary had to act more homely. Now you can get recipes for Hillary's cookies online.

Though we mock her dress selection, no one's saying Angela Merkel needs prowess in the kitchen. So why do we ask that of our female politicians and wives?