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McCain Shows Rachael Ray His Ribs

On Monday, John McCain took a detour from the typical campaign trail to make his special baby back ribs recipe on Rachael Ray's daytime show. Here are some interesting things I learned from watching him demonstrate his signature dish on TV:

  • Apparently, the potential president gets his ribs from Costco. Rachael Ray seemed surprised: "I've been to Costco, [but] I just didn't picture you two with a cart!"
  • To my surprise, McCain seemed very confident in his cooking skills. "Is he always this take-charge?" the host and chef asked Cindy McCain. Her answer was a definitive "yes."
  • The senator even had some good tips, such as always grilling bone side down, which helps to cook the meat from the inside out.

The segment was a fun way to get to know the candidate outside of his usual element. To check out the clip of McCain cooking with Ray,


Do you feel like you learned anything different about him? If you tuned in to watch Michelle Obama cook with Paula Deen this past Saturday, whose cooking did you prefer?


dootsie dootsie 9 years
I can't decide which of them I hate more.
lilhueihuei lilhueihuei 9 years
he has time to go on rachel ray but no time to debate? hm.
RJW-New-York RJW-New-York 9 years
How about some lipstick on them ribs?
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
do you even know what stepford wife means? because you wouldnt be calling her that if you did. He just took over that segment didnt he?
syako syako 9 years
^^ What? Stepford wives go to third world countries and do philanthropy work? Nice to know. :ponder: I really hope you're being facetious. I'd hate that anyone votes for anyone based on their spouse. Talk about focusing on the "issues" :shrug:
lexichloe lexichloe 9 years
DOOGIRL, I like McCain, but hate his stepford wife. I'm undecided at the moment, but she makes the job a little more effortless.
madball madball 9 years
Did anyone notice that he used the tongs on the raw racks and then used the same tongs when he picked up one of the cooked pieces to show the char? I'm not letting McCain in my kitchen :)
hausfrau hausfrau 9 years
Some of the richest people I have ever met shop at places like Costco and TJ Maxx, I always think they are rich because they do those sorts of things! :)
bellaressa bellaressa 9 years
He is spot on, on cooking from the inside.
syako syako 9 years
mmmmmm ribs :drool: :)
ElizabethRae ElizabethRae 9 years
That was really cute. I'm not an RR fan, but the thing about Costco cracked me up. I think the McCains are endearing and I agree with doogirl - he is a likable guy. Thanks for sharing, Yum.
doogirl doogirl 9 years
I won't be voting for John McCain, he and I don't agree politically, but you have to admit that he's one likable guy!!!
ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
well i'm not the biggest fan of RR but i can understand the strategy for going on the show. he's definitely appealing to the female voters here and that's a good thing for his campaign. i think that one of the other things that we can take from this is that mccain is more 'normal' and although he has money, he's still aware of the value of things. it's not all about the expensive stuff that you can get - but making sure that you're realistic about the way that you spend your money. maybe that's why he's managed to keep his fortune?
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