After Recipegate, Cindy McCain Heads to 'The View'

Where’s the wife of a presidential nominee to hunker down as the ’08 election heats up?

“The View,” of course.

Cindy McCain, wife of presumptive Republican presidential nominee John McCain, will co-host the ABC daytime talk show live, Monday, April 21. She previously joined her husband as a guest on the show in 2004.

Barbara Walters’ coffee table has become a campaign trail pit stop in the past year. McCain dropped by “The View” last week; Democratic contender Barack Obama sat down with the ladies in March.

Obama's Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, was on the show in 2007 but has yet to appear this year. Republican hopeful Ron Paul dropped by the show last December, before dropping out of the presidential race.

Cindy McCain has been the least visible of the major contenders' spouses during the campaign. Co-hosting “The View” will be a rare press appearance -- and, perhaps, an opportunity to defend her cooking skills. On Tuesday, it was revealed that some of the "McCain Family Recipes" listed on the candidate's campaign Web site had been lifted verbatim from the Food Network. The campaign said an intern was responsible for the gaffe; Cindy McCain had nothing to do with it.

Sheila Marikar

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