It's the latest cookie kerfuffle of Campaign 2008.
Cindy McCain and Bill Clinton whipped up a bit of controversy over cookie recipes they submitted to Family Circle for its fifth Presidential Cookie Bake-Off, published this week in the July issue. For the last four presidential elections, the magazine has asked the spouses of the leading candidates to share their favorite cookie recipe -- then let readers choose the tastiest.
The results have been eerily accurate in predicting the outcome of the election: Each time, the spouse of the person who won the contest has gone on to become president. The winner is announced the day before the election.
This year, there's a twist. One astute reader noticed that Bill Clinton's oatmeal cookie recipe was almost identical to one on the Betty Crocker website. (Clinton was asked to submit a recipe before his wife dropped out of the race.)