Dropping Andrew Cuomo’s Name Will Not Get You Into a Fashion Show

FILE - This Aug. 9, 2011 file photo shows New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaking during a news conference at the Capitol in Albany, N.Y. Cuomo used state aircraft for more than a dozen flights to or from his girlfriend's house where he lives following statewide tours in which he called for belt-tightening and budget cuts for schools and other services, records show. (AP Photo/Mike Groll) Photo: Mike Groll/AP2011

Would using the name of a younger, edgier, more risk-taking elected official (John Liu?) have gotten these gatecrashers backstage?