TwitterGate: Rick Bayless Cooking at The White House. Did He Tweet From Inside?

I know, Rick Bayless is not from Dallas and the White House is in Washington. However, I used to live with his brother and have been friends with Rick and his wife Deann for almost 30 years. I also follow Rick on Twitter. If you are one of the 49,285 people who follow Rick you are aware of his chronic Twitter-it is—he tweets like a hundred times a day (4,450 total tweets). (Interesting that his brother, with 58,367 followers (3,776 total tweets), does the same.

Anywhoo, Rick is at the White House tonight cooking for a state dinner honoring Mexican President Felipe Calderon. When Rick showed up to look at the White House kitchen and talk about supplies, he tweeted about his experience which led some people to wonder why they lifted the media ban at the WH for Rick Bayless. Last night Rick, whose gentle personality is the opposite of his brother, lashed out at Chicago Sun Times writer Lynn Sweet who wrote:

While the White House press operation is trying to downplay the glamour aspect of the Wednesday State Dinner honoring Mexican President Felipe Calderon and his wife, Margarita Zavala and limit coverage, guest chef Rick Bayless, the Chicago cooking superstar, is so big the White House cannot muzzle him and force him into the background.

Today, Sweet “updated” her report and apologized. Rick has not tweeted for 10 hours. He must be busy.