Greuel is reportedly being urged by supporters to have another run for political office, and if the rumor mill is correct, she has her eyes on termed-out L.A. County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky’s seat. A high-profile role in the leadership of a major philanthropic effort such as the children's museum would not only maintain Greuel's name recognition, but would also go a long way to rehabilitate Greuel's tarnished image after her close association with the demonic DWP union cost her the keys to the Mayor's office. LA's residents continue to receive bi-monthly reminders of how much they have to pay to maintain the grossly inflated salaries of DWP
If Greuel's use of a philanthropic effort to rehabilitate her tarnished image sounds a little too far-fetched, Machiavellian even, then remember that the architect of Greuel's Mayoral campaign, John Shallman, give similar advice to his former client Carmen Trutanich.
|The spectacular failure of Trutanich's campaign to become District Attorney|
has been likened to the Hindenburg Disaster.
Shallman's advice was contained in what became known as the 'Exit Memo,' Shallman's nine-page analysis of Trutanich's downfall and advice for a graceful exit strategy. The Exit Memo was apparently 'leaked' to the press after Trutanich tried to blame Shallman for his downfall to avoid paying a pile of unpaid bills.
Needless to say, Trutanich ignored the advice and the rest, as they say, is history.
Whether or not Greuel's decision to work as a consultant for the children's hospital is, indeed, a page out of the Shallman political playbook, remains to be seen. Equally, it is unclear whether Shallman would be a consultant for another campaign. Greuel has thus far declined to comment on any future political ambitions.