The bitter fight over Herbalife is shaping up to be a major opportunity for termed-out Latino politicians. First it was former Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, who signed on two weeks ago as a “senior adviser” to the embattled multi-level marketing firm.
“I believe Speaker Núñez is misinformed and is completely mischaracterizing the Herbalife business opportunity,” Walsh said. “No one would suggest the Avon lady or the Mary Kay saleswoman is in any way associated with slavery… There's no requirement to make a purchase. There's no requirement to spend any hours whatsoever… To associate this with slavery is frankly offensive.”
“Maybe he'll force them to make some of these changes,” Núñez said. “If they don't make these changes they'll get run over.”