Amid all of the discussion regarding the impending presidential inauguration and the three-ring circus that is the Roland Burris “no-we’re-not-going-to-seat-him-OK-yes-we-are” saga, the vacant Senate seat representing the state of New York has faded a bit into the background. Plus, it was supposed to be a fait accompli that Governor Paterson was going to appoint Caroline Kennedy to the seat, so everyone assumed that was that.
But as time has gone on and Gov. P. keeps mum, people are starting to wonder. They’re also keeping an eye on the mood of the populous and asking the citizens of the state who they would like to see in the Senate. When the question was posed before Christmas, Kennedy held a slight lead over the field. But the most recent poll from Quinnipiac University shows that she’s no longer the preferred candidate among registered voters.
How is this story about food, you ask? Keep reading…
Since Kennedy is no longer the frontrunner, you’re probably wondering who has pulled into the lead. Well, according to the poll, that would be current New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, who obviously comes from good political stock as well — his pops was the governor of New York for like a million years. Oh, there’s another interesting thing about Andrew Cuomo:
Yes, that Sandra Lee. The cheater-in-chief who somehow got her very own cooking show by teaching Americans insider tips along the lines of “fried ravioli is made by buying pre-made ravioli and frying it.”
Now we’ve expressed our reservations about another Kennedy in the Senate, but the image of Sandra Lee serving semi-homemade meals to visiting dignitaries and political heavy hitters has us thinking again. Seriously, watch her legendary Kwanzaa Cake “recipe” below and ask yourself if you can imagine John Kerry and Harry Reid chowing down on this in the Senate cloakroom.