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Jan 6, 2011 12:41 PM

Sandra Lee Handles A Question

Now that Maria and Arnold are out of Sacramento, we have Sandra Lee and Andrew to attract our attntion in Albany. Sandra does not seem to be handling press questions very well, with not even so much as a "semi-homemade" answer to a press question.

At least the pre-dinner cocktails and tablescapes might get more interesting in the Albany governor's mansion now.

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  1. What's so wrong about not wanting to talk about your love life in public, especially at a press conference that was set up for someone to talk about the person's charitable causes?

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    1. re: yfunk3

      The question was not about her love life. Lee and Cuomo are public figures. It is legitimate to ask how involved the Governor will be in her charitable cause. Clearly, Lee was ready to answer but her minder stepped in and ended the interview.

      1. re: yfunk3

        As the article said:
        'The press release announcing the event boasted that Lee intended to "use her added notoriety as Governor Andrew Cuomo's significant other to raise awareness of hunger in New York State." '

        It's like politicians/celebrities and their kids. If the press is asked not to cover the kids, they'll usually be respectful. But, you can't bring the kids into the spotlight and then ask the press to back off. It's really an all or nothing situation.

        She can choose to either promote her relationship (as the release did) or she can have it be completely off-limit.

        1. re: yfunk3

          She putting her relationship out there, promoting it and using it to her advantage and getting all huffy when someone asks a straightforward noninvasive question.

          Can't have it both ways. Regardless of how many cocktails one has consumed.

        2. I'm not a bit Sandra fan, but I think she handled herself very well. I particularly liked her remarks about children.

          1. I can't get over the cocktail Christmas tree of hers below and her excitement over it. I think this tops the Kwanzaa cake.

            1. Daytime Emmy Award Winner for OUTSTANDING LIFESTYLE/CULINARY HOST

              Winner:Sandra Lee, "Semi-Homemade Cooking with Sandra Lee," Food Network

              Giada De Laurentiis," "Giada At Home," Food Network

              Rick Bayless, "Mexico One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless," PBS

              Nate Berkus," The Nate Berkus Show," Syndicated

              Paula Deen, "Paula's Best Dishes," Food Network

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              1. re: HillJ

                I can;t believe Sandra Lee beat out Rick Bayliss! WTF?