Sandra Lee the star of the food network’s “semi-home-made” is now our semi-first lady. She says she plans to use her platform to highlight a pet issue helping to make food more affordable for New Yorkers. Only issue? She’s Governor Cuomo’s girlfriend not his wife. So should she take on a traditional first lady role?

David Schwartz from Gotham Government Relations vigorously defends Sandra Lee to take on all ceremonial duties.