Former Oregon gov. Retread's former labor adviser, fresh from AFL-CIO, was a guy called Duke Shepard. And an email from Dukie to The Oregonian makes it abundantly clear that he wasn't exactly enamored of Retread's girlfriend:
I was Kitzhaber's advisor on Housing (and a bunch of other stuff -officially my title was Policy Advisor on Labor and Human Services).
Cylvia had lots of mind numbing meetings on poverty. She gave lots of speeches. She had no role in this substantial and critically important decision on housing for the 15-17 budget. We kept her posted to keep her off our backs and off of his. But the budget wasn't hers.
Despite the title's myriad complications for her -- from some Oregonians' anger she ever used it and wasn't married to Kitzhaber to the sweeping federal investigation -- Hayes still holds on to it.
On her Twitter account, she lists her business title and then, "former First Lady of Oregon."
But she's getting out and about - without Retread. Presumably, she's looking for another foolish geezer.