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Don’t be tricked by the GOP candidates!
Give America a treat …
Obama campaign buys reporters cookies that Romney trashed
7/6/12 12:33 PM EDT By REID J. EPSTEIN |POLITICO44
ABOARD THE OBAMA PRESS POOL BUS – Cookiegate lives!
As President Obama’s motorcade rolled across the Ohio-Pennsylvania border, his campaign informed reporters that in Pittsburgh they would be treated to cookies from Bethel Bakery in Bethel Park, Pa., a locally-famous establishment whose 15 minutes of campaign fame followed an unfortunate description of them by Obama¹s GOP rival, Mitt Romney.
“I’m not sure about these cookies,” Romney said in April upon being presented the sugary delights. “They don¹t look like you made them. No, no. They came from the local 7-Eleven, bakery, or whatever.”
Offended, the Bethel Bakery proprietor ran a Cookiegate special: six free with the purchase of a dozen. After she initially protested to the press, she told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette she meant no offense.
“I was a little shocked,” Julie Lytle, the store’s marketing assistant told the paper. “I didn’t think too much of it at the time, and I didn’t think it would blow up like it has. We decided to have fun with it and not to get offended.”
Obama’s campaign aides rubbed in Romney¹s snub Friday.
“Waiting for the press in Pittsburgh… Cookies from Bethel Bakery,” campaign spokeswoman Jen Psaki wrote on Twitter. “Another difference with Romney. We love their cookies.”