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Sandra Lee could be the next first lady of New York?

This was news to me, and I live in New York

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/15/nyr...

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  1. I was going to post the article until I saw that you had. I used to like Andrew Cuomo. Oy.

    But then I thought, be positive, think of the positive. Having labor problems? Have the union guys and the management sit down to one of her famous cocktails. And of course, the are a million and one table scape to be designed and implemented all around the state.

    Lest we forget, she and her Kwanzaa cake will have a tearful and grateful African American population flooding the polls for Mr. Cuomo.

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    1. re: Phaedrus

      I don't think anyone, least of all the African-American population in NY state, is grateful for that Kwanzaa cake.

      1. re: BabsW

        "Lest we forget, she and her Kwanzaa cake will have a tearful and grateful African American population flooding the polls for Mr. Cuomo."

        = Snark. *Major* snark. :-)

        1. re: LindaWhit

          Linda, You know me too well my friend.

          1. re: Phaedrus

            As you do with me and my love affair from afar with Eric Ripert. ;-)

            1. re: Phaedrus

              It looks like that snark worked, Phaedrus. I can only imagine what the tablescapes at the Governor's state dinners are going to look like. @@

              1. re: LindaWhit

                So looking forward to the special tablescape representing the state of New York during the inaugural reception. And the lovely tea parties with all involved getting sloshed on rum punches.

                1. re: Phaedrus

                  Oooh! Cakes in the shape of the country of the visiting dignitaries would work, too!

                  1. re: LindaWhit

                    Yes! And decorated in the colors of the country's flags. With little figurines representing the stereotypes of the people from that country.

                    1. re: Phaedrus

                      But don't forget the country's national alcoholic drink to be served alongside. Cannot forget the drinkie-poos!

                      1. re: LindaWhit

                        Oh goodenss no. That is the main reason for the tablescapes: to get wasted so that you are thus inspired.

            2. re: LindaWhit

              Yes, I saw the snark. I suppose I should have added a winky-poo to my post. ;-) <--Like that. lol

          2. re: Phaedrus

            this is the Kwanzaa cake referred to elsewhere as "a hate crime", right?
            : )

            1. re: pitu

              Actually, I think the phrase is "edible hate crime."

            2. Funny news. I see Sandra Lee is doing well.

              1. Wow, I had no idea. I often wondered why, on her shows when she invited guests for a meal, she never had a companion. She had a very hard early life and has managed to turn her skills and gifts into a raving success. I don't cook semi-homemade style, but wish her well. I guess becoming the NY Governor's wife would get her out of the kitchen!

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                1. re: housewolf

                  ??? I guess I don't know anything about her. All I know is that she is a host for a cooking show. I have not watch a single show of hers and really know her name like a year ago when people were talking about Rachel Ray and Giada De Laurentiis and mentioned her. What sort of hard life she ahd?

                  1. re: Chemicalkinetics

                    Follow DGresh's link. Learning about her past made me respect her more. Although I could hardly respect her less, since all I knew about her pre- reading the article was that she makes food I wouldn't eat and drinks I wouldn't drink. And the tablescape thing is just beyond me. But whatever. She earns her money legally, which is more than I can say for Elliot Spitzer's lady friend (not judgin', just sayin').

                    1. re: Chemicalkinetics

                      I can tell many people dislike her by reading the posts here.

                      1. re: Chemicalkinetics

                        Personally I don't dislike her. I saw exactly one of her shows while channel surfing. It was "how do I make a store bought sheet cake from Sam's club look amazing". After she had decorated it with (store bought) cupcakes and ribbons and do-dads it looked, well, amazing. Not in a good way. But it doesn't make me dislike her. She's made a big career for herself through her own talents (which are clearly appreciated by many out there).

                        1. re: DGresh

                          I am so glad that I have never watched her because she must be really bad to stir up all these negative feelings.

                            1. re: Up With Olives

                              <Bad for food, funny for TV.>

                              sorta sums up how I feel about TVFN in general.

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                    1. This is pretty old news, I have to say.

                      She even had his daughters on her show -- awhile back. Maybe 2 years ago.

                      Kwanzaa kake nothwithstanding, I wonder if Andrew is concerned about losing the Jewish vote because of Sandra's Star of David angel food kake that featured an 8-pointed Star of David and non-kosher marshmallows. And she got the colors of the Israeli flag backwards.

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                        1. re: C. Hamster

                          may be old news for those who know her more than him; i'm in the group that only knows her from the kwanzaa cake reported here :) I'd just never seen her mentioned in the context of news about him, which I'm much more familiar with.

                          1. re: C. Hamster

                            http://heartsfordinner.wordpress.com/...

                            Found the picture. This site also has her worst of cakes. I would think that she is capable of single handedly destroy his political career.

                            1. re: Phaedrus

                              Re: Single Layer Birthday Cake
                              "Who wants to bet that a five year old can create a better cake?"

                              Seriously, that looks amazingly like the cake my then 3-year-old made for her daddy when he had the bad luck of having to pull an emergency work shift on his birthday. Maybe now that she's a mature 8-year-old she can get a "lifestyle" show of her own?

                            2. re: C. Hamster

                              LMAO...is this true? I have to find that video!

                              EDIT: So thankful for youtube!
                              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sj89Ax...