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Romney Snubs Pa. Bakery

Bethel Bakery, Bethel, Pa.'s favorite sweet shop, contributed to Mitt Romney’s visit with trays of its famous cookies, but Romney wasn’t impressed by the treats. “I’m not sure about these cookies. They don't look like you made them,” he said, insisting that the cookies looked like they were from “a local 7-Eleven bakery or wherever.” The good folks at Bethel Bakery were clearly snubbed, but laughed off Romney’s rudness, deciding to offer a “CookieGate” special in his honor: buy a dozen cookies, get half a dozen free. “When I heard it, I thought, Oh, my goodness. This guy has no idea how beloved this institution is that provided these cookies,” said the bakery owner. “We wanted him to be welcomed with the best in the ’Burgh, and he had no idea.”

April 19, 2012 9:34 AM