The Food Network star and host of Semi-Homemade Cooking with Sandra Lee won't be moving into the governor's mansion or assuming the title of First Lady, like we here at Pol Position had hoped for when Cuomo defeated Carl Paladino.
In fact, she won't even be moving to Albany, opting instead to stay in the Mount Kisco residence she currently shares with governor-elect Andrew Cuomo. She isn't even going to have any official duties, but as we said last week surely her knack for throwing lavish parties on a shoestring budget and time-saving tricks could be put to good use in the State Legislature, who seems to have serious trouble fiscal responsibility and getting things done in a timely manner.
Perhaps this is a nod to the state's social conservatives, who might raise a stink if Cuomo gives the impression of turning the governor's mansion into his own illicit love shack, but the couple of four years has been nesting for quite some time now, and he still got elected. (Of course, his strongest opponent was completely bat-nuts crazy, so we're not putting too much stock in his landslide victory just yet.) And with all of the work to do up in Albany, the last thing Cuomo needs is a nagging issue, no matter how trivial, following him around everywhere.
So the state, dare we say the world, will have to wait for Sandra Lee's official introduction into the world of politics. Oh well, now she'll have more time to teach you how to make a two-minute taco salad with only a bag of Doritos, a jar of salsa, and a tub of sour cream.