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She's no (First) Lady: Gov-elect Andrew Cuomo's girlfriend Sandra Lee won't have official title
Daily News ^ | November 5, 2010 | KATHLEEN LUCADAMO

Posted on 12/31/2010 4:32:22 AM PST by NYer


Governor-elect Andrew Cuomo with Food Network star and girlfriend Sandra Lee in 2009.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2010/11/05/2010-11-05_table_first_lady_title_for_andys_gal.html#ixzz19gx8xTpV

New Yorkers can call her the domestic diva, shortcut cooking queen or the governor's main dish - they just can't call Sandra Lee the First Lady.

The girlfriend of Gov.-elect Andrew Cuomo won't have any official titles, duties or staff.

"Sandra would never expect any taxpayer dollar to support the contributions she makes nor would she want to burden the state in any way," Cuomo spokesman Josh Vlasto said.

That's smart, say etiquette experts, noting the First Lady title doesn't extend to Lee since the duo haven't uttered "I do."

"It's absolutely incorrect to call her the First Lady," said Lyudmila Bloch of Etiquette Outreach, a Manhattan manners school. Instead, she said, dignitaries and constituents should call her Ms. Lee.

The charismatic couple, who met at a Hamptons bash five years ago, won't move into the executive mansion. They'll use their Mount Kisco house as a home base, Vlasto said.

One source added that "She's very much a part of his life and will do whatever he needs."

The 44-year-old Food Network host joins the ranks of Diana Taylor, Mayor Bloomberg's companion, affectionately referred to as "Diana."

"I'm all for modern takes on partnerships, but in this case, unless you are married, I'd refrain from using the title First Lady," said Anna Post of the Emily Post Institute.

Traditionally, the state's First Ladies have had a prominent public role in government as well as a staff and budget.

Lee, a Food Network host and author who boasts a product line, did say last year she'd bring her creative cuisine to the executive mansion.

"I will cook. And do you know what I'm going to bring when I get to the governor's mansion? Great garnishes."


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; US: New York
KEYWORDS: cuomo; governor; lee
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1 posted on 12/31/2010 4:32:26 AM PST by NYer
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To: NYer

She’s no cook, either.


2 posted on 12/31/2010 4:34:12 AM PST by miss marmelstein
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To: Liz; eastsider; The Mayor; skully

Sandra will have lots of fun creating "tablescapes" at the Governor's Mansion. Just what New Yorkers need (/sarc).

3 posted on 12/31/2010 4:34:53 AM PST by NYer ("Be kind to every person you meet. For every person is fighting a great battle." St. Ephraim)
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To: NYer

How about just calling her “The Beard.”


4 posted on 12/31/2010 4:39:56 AM PST by nonliberal (Graduate: Curtis E. LeMay School of International Relations)
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To: NYer

..can she shovel snow?


5 posted on 12/31/2010 4:40:46 AM PST by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: NYer

How about “The Royal Consort?”

Let me guess, they’re waiting to get better situated financially before they can get married? Or maybe, Cuomo wants to pretend that he’s Catholic, so rather than going through all that messy annulment process for a divorcé marrying a divorceé, which may not go their way anyway, they’ll just shack up indefinitely.

In the old days, public figures had the decency to keep this a little more low key. No wonder I don’t let my youngsters read newspapers.


6 posted on 12/31/2010 4:42:45 AM PST by Dr. Sivana (quipment.)
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To: Doogle

But to you know you can turn the dishwasher into a snow blower just give her a shovel.


7 posted on 12/31/2010 4:51:28 AM PST by riverrunner
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To: NYer
Is she the tall one that always ends the show with an alcoholic dessert drink? That seems to be unique to that show on that network.
8 posted on 12/31/2010 4:52:31 AM PST by Bernard (One if by Land, Two if by Sea, Three if by Government)
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To: NYer

Aunt Sandy? First Lush is more like it. Cocktails!


9 posted on 12/31/2010 4:54:04 AM PST by doodad
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To: nonliberal

How about slut?


10 posted on 12/31/2010 4:54:57 AM PST by basil (It's time to rid the country of "Gun Free Zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: Bernard

Yep that is her. Google kwanza cake to really cringe in horror.


11 posted on 12/31/2010 4:55:29 AM PST by doodad
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To: NYer

At least our Florida homo Governor Crist had the decency to marry his “beard” when he ran for the title


12 posted on 12/31/2010 5:11:23 AM PST by Popman (Obama. First Marxist to turn a five year Marxist plan into a 4 year administration.)
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To: NYer
How about "the old lady"

CC

13 posted on 12/31/2010 5:12:58 AM PST by Celtic Conservative (Good heavens Miss Takamoto, You're beautiful!)
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To: NYer
This article is written like a skit on Saturday Night Live

"It's absolutely incorrect to call her the First Lady," said Lyudmila Bloch of Etiquette Outreach, a Manhattan manners school. Instead, she said, dignitaries and constituents should call her Ms. Lee.
Um...even if she was the First Lady, would you say, "Hi, First Lady, nice to meet you."
The 44-year-old Food Network host joins the ranks of Diana Taylor, Mayor Bloomberg's companion, affectionately referred to as "Diana."
What else would you affectionatly refer to her as- Bertha?
14 posted on 12/31/2010 5:13:18 AM PST by Krankor (When I was younger, so much younger than today, I never needed anybody's help in any way.)
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To: NYer

UGH!! I can’t stand her no-cooking drunken a**!


15 posted on 12/31/2010 5:15:23 AM PST by Constitution Day
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To: NYer

Too bad they cut that pic off above her best attributes...


16 posted on 12/31/2010 5:15:45 AM PST by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: NYer

But nobody doesn’t like Sandra Lee.


17 posted on 12/31/2010 5:17:47 AM PST by Past Your Eyes (I'd get it myself but I don't have any thumbs.)
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To: doodad

Sandra Lee and the famous Kwanzaa Cake (Food Network)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=we2iWTJqo98

18 posted on 12/31/2010 5:20:43 AM PST by maggief
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To: NYer

First Slut?


19 posted on 12/31/2010 5:21:23 AM PST by Wizdum (Wisdom is what you gain when things go wrong.)
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To: NYer

More photos! SL is the only reason I watch the Food Channel. (May I suggest the title of “First MILF?”)


20 posted on 12/31/2010 5:28:06 AM PST by Elwood P. Doud (America, you voted for a negro socialist with an Islamic name - so why act surprised?)
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To: Dr. Sivana
Well said.
Libs, with their double standards and hypocrisy, never let us down.
21 posted on 12/31/2010 5:30:27 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: NYer

22 posted on 12/31/2010 5:34:06 AM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Elwood P. Doud

Here you are, Elwood.

23 posted on 12/31/2010 5:35:17 AM PST by Right Wing Assault (The Obama magic is <strike>fading</strike>gone.)
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24 posted on 12/31/2010 5:36:00 AM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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25 posted on 12/31/2010 5:37:58 AM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Right Wing Assault

Attractive?! She’s got a neck longer than a giraffe. You should all be checking out Nigella Lawson for good looks, good food...and other attributes...


26 posted on 12/31/2010 5:38:02 AM PST by miss marmelstein
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Although I’ve read that she’s pretty darned liberal, as evidenced by her boy-toy choice, she’s really done very well for herself. Check her bio. She’s very much a self made woman who supported her family through some very rough times while still very young.

She doesn’t claim to be a terrific chef, nor is she a “Martha Stewart” wannabe, but she’s someone who says anyone can put together a a really nice party without breaking the bank or spending days in the kitchen preparing for it.

Plus, she really is a hottie.

Mark


27 posted on 12/31/2010 5:38:37 AM PST by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: Elwood P. Doud
Perhaps you recall the infamous Sunset Clambake episode...


28 posted on 12/31/2010 5:39:10 AM PST by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: MarkL

29 posted on 12/31/2010 5:40:38 AM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Dr. Scarpetta
You got my curiosity bump itching.

John Wiley publishes cookbooks.

Who knew.

30 posted on 12/31/2010 5:44:05 AM PST by mewzilla (Hey, Schumer, your Lockerbie report left quite a bit out.)
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To: mewzilla
Here's a link...

John Wiley & Sons, Inc.,

31 posted on 12/31/2010 5:45:32 AM PST by mewzilla (Hey, Schumer, your Lockerbie report left quite a bit out.)
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To: Constitution Day
her no-cooking drunken a**!

That is a truly strange image, CD.

But on the bright side, as young Andrew further trashes the economy of New York, residents won't be able to move here because they'll never be able to sell their houses in New York.

32 posted on 12/31/2010 5:51:44 AM PST by Tax-chick (The gifts we have, we are given to share.)
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To: maggief

I pulled up that video the other day. What a joke! Who could eat that nastiness? Who did she bribe for the job she’s got? Aside from what we already know about Cuomo, the fact that he has a person like her in his life tells a lot about him. Yuck!


33 posted on 12/31/2010 5:53:02 AM PST by Clara Lou
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To: NYer
"One source added that "She's very much a part of his life and will do whatever he needs."
34 posted on 12/31/2010 6:00:28 AM PST by Principled (Get the capital back! NRST!)
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To: NYer

Don’t worry, folks, when we have our first homosexual couple in the governor’s mansion, they will change their tune and impart full honors on the partner.

Just another move to devalue marriage.


35 posted on 12/31/2010 6:02:41 AM PST by Erik Latranyi (Too many conservatives urge retreat when the war of politics doesn't go their way.)
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To: doodad

Semi-Ho Made.


36 posted on 12/31/2010 6:04:59 AM PST by Wright Wing
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To: miss marmelstein

Don't blame me. Elwood asked for more pics of Sandra.

Here's Nigella. Certainly not a giraffe.

37 posted on 12/31/2010 6:06:53 AM PST by Right Wing Assault (The Obama magic is <strike>fading</strike>gone.)
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To: NYer

Sandra Lee’s “recipes” are similar to what you can find on the back of a can of mushroom soup. Such as take canned tuna, mix with Campbell’s mushroom soup. Add a cup of diced onions and celery. Add pepper and salt and bake in casserole dish for 40 minutes

Pretty lame.


38 posted on 12/31/2010 6:09:03 AM PST by dennisw (- - - -He who does not economize will have to agonize - - - - - Confucius)
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To: maggief
Wasn't he originally married to a Kennedy, and wasn't she having an affair, which led to the divorce..whatever happened to her.

Andy has ZERO idea of the mess he is about to inherit...NYS is toast, financially...It's gonna be fun, watching...liberals destroy themselves..

39 posted on 12/31/2010 6:11:00 AM PST by ken5050 (I don't need sex.....the government screws me every day..)
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To: NYer
Ahh, what makeup can do.


40 posted on 12/31/2010 6:15:10 AM PST by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: Constitution Day
UGH!! I can’t stand her no-cooking drunken a**!

Now Emeril was a guy who looked like he had been imbibing...on his old shows that are recycled these days. Other cooks too such as that Louisiana guy on TV 20 years ago. Every recipe called for half a jug of wine. And that English guy Floyd who used to be on TV. He was always drinking wine on the set

The Frugal Gourmet...Jeff what's his name....  His show began to die after he was found having sex with some of the young guys working on the set

41 posted on 12/31/2010 6:15:17 AM PST by dennisw (- - - -He who does not economize will have to agonize - - - - - Confucius)
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To: Tax-chick

Ha! Sorry. I suppose so, but she annoys me to no end. Plus, as my grandma Annie would say, they are ‘living in sin’!

You make a good point about the new Governor. When I saw the new census data with North Carolina’s population growth, I thought, “That’s it! Go to some other state; we’re full up here!”

I would make an exception for more families like yours, though. :)


42 posted on 12/31/2010 6:15:22 AM PST by Constitution Day
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To: Bernard

She is the resident drunk on the FNW.


43 posted on 12/31/2010 6:17:17 AM PST by angcat (DEAR GOD PLEASE SAVE OUR COUNTRY!)
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To: dennisw; Tax-chick; Tijeras_Slim
Now Emeril was a guy who looked like he had been imbibing...on his old shows that are recycled these days. Other cooks too such as that Louisiana guy on TV 20 years ago. Every recipe called for half a jug of wine. And that English guy Floyd who used to be on TV. He was always drinking wine on the set

The Frugal Gourmet...Jeff what's his name.... His show began to die after he was found having sex with some of the young guys working on the set At least Emeril can do more than put together pre-mixed ingredients out of a box, as Sandra Lee does. So could Justin "I ga-ron-tee!" Wilson!

My late grandpa and I used to watch Mr. Wilson and we'd get quite a kick of him taking a nip everytime he would add wine to a recipe.

I remember "The Frugal Gourmet." I never liked him before that news came out, anyway. To be a good cook and remain telegenic even after imbibing takes some real talent.

Sandra Lee's 'talent' seems to consist of the fact that she is easy on the eyes, is jubtabulous, and likes to drink on camera.

Give me Nigella Lawson any day. What a woman...and a chef!

44 posted on 12/31/2010 6:23:18 AM PST by Constitution Day
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To: Right Wing Assault

Oh yeah!!


45 posted on 12/31/2010 6:24:01 AM PST by Constitution Day
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To: All
Anthony Bourdain on Sandra Lee:

Sandra Lee is the "frightening hell spawn of Kathy Lee Gifford and Betty Crocker who seems on a mission to kill her fans, one meal at a time."

And that is one of the NICER things he has had to say about her.

46 posted on 12/31/2010 6:27:22 AM PST by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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47 posted on 12/31/2010 6:29:12 AM PST by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: dennisw
take canned tuna, mix with Campbell’s mushroom soup. Add a cup of diced onions and celery. Add pepper and salt and bake in casserole dish for 40 minutes

Gack! (Not to mention, you have to dice the onions and celery??? Too much work ;-)

48 posted on 12/31/2010 6:31:28 AM PST by Inspectorette
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To: FlJoePa

Awesome. I cheered when the first time I read that!


49 posted on 12/31/2010 6:33:22 AM PST by Constitution Day
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To: Constitution Day; dennisw; Tax-chick; Tijeras_Slim

Count me as one of many who can’t understand how she managed to get two shows. I understand the semi-homeade concept, but it isn’t a level of cooking that needs a show.

I found Avec Eric on Hulu this week and that is one of the best food preparation shows I think I have seen. Eric Ripert (Top Chef, LeBernadin) goes out where the food is grown or wine is produced and you get a mini lesson in agriculture, then he ties it to a featurette in his restaurant, and a recipe for the home chef. And LOTS of wine. I have actually made food from this show and am considering buying the DVD’s.

That show isn’t on any cable network and that’s sad because it’s really good.


50 posted on 12/31/2010 6:36:06 AM PST by PrincessB ("if government X-rays are anything like the photos the DMV takes for your license, count me out" A.)
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