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Your turn: Pick a more controversial new employer for Villaraigosa

Your turn: Pick a more controversial new employer for Villaraigosa
When he was mayor of Los Angeles, not a weight-loss pitchman: Antonio Villaraigosa. (Los Angeles Times)

Lose cred now. Ask him how.

Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is going to work for Herbalife, the much-maligned company that pitches dietary supplements to people eager to be as trim as, well, the former mayor. It also happens to be fighting allegations that the company's multi-level marketing plan is actually a pyramid scheme. 

We're almost speechless. Almost.

Herbalife’s less-than-sterling reputation is an odd thing for a erstwhile top city official to associate his name with, especially if he has any remaining political ambitions, as Villaraigosa certainly had at some point.

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In fact, we on The Times' editorial board have been trying to think of an even more problematic brand name for a famous once-and-possibly-future politician to have on his resume, and frankly, we're having trouble thinking of any.

So we decided to open the list making to our readers. What might be a dicier career move for Villaraigosa?

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