Tallahassee, Fla - Controversy still rages over the 1998 gubernatorial bake-off that saw Jeb Bush's yummy snacks unfairly dubbed as nothing more than cheapskate yellowcake.
A letter to the influential Floridian True Grits cookery magazine claims ex-Reagan first administration Chief of Stuff James Baker originally mooted the recipe that made Jeb famous.
Once accused of 'cooking the books' during his 1985-1988 tenure as Reagan's Secretary of the Treasury Baker went on to become George Bush Senior's Secretary of State in 1989.
Some reckoned he only got the job because he'd secured Jeb Bush's entry level position as assistant sous-chef at the First Texas Kiss-My-Big-Oil-Ass Bank of Dallas staff canteen where the up-and-coming politician honed his fledgeling deep fat frying skills.
The humble hot stove job soon saw Jeb charged with researching foreign twists on much-loved classics and Baker's recommendation paid off in a spectacular style as his protégé's Indonesian deep fried pissang [sic] goren yum-yums wowed all who ate them.
Those crude fruity pancakes became an overnight hit according to today's True Grits letter which denies Jebby's 1998 defeat of Democratic opponent Lt Governor Buddy MacKay 'owes much to mood altering ingredients' slipped into prospective voters' banana fritter freebies during state-wide campaigning.
Next Tuesday's Presidential election winner may be called on to adjudicate on the controversy if Tea Party activists get their way.
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