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Valerie Jarrett not interested in replacing Rahm Emanuel as chief of staff

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WASHINGTON--White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett said she has no interest in replacing Emanuel if he leaves. On the couch Monday with the women of ABC's "The View," Jarrett was pressed several times by Barbara Walters about her interest in replacing Emanuel.

"I love my job, and I'm so fortunate, really, to have the responsibilities that I enjoy that take me out and engage me every single day with people," Jarrett said. Walters tried again for an answer. On Walters third try, Jarrett said, "No -- I'm just saying, I want to do what I'm doing. I don't want to change jobs. I love my job."

Jarrett, before talking about her White House job and her interest--or lack of--being weighed down as chief of staff--in contrast with her wide ranging portfolio--giggled with the gals over sending kids off to their first day of school.

She said she remembered sending daughter Laura, 24, who graduated Harvard Law School this year, off to kindergarten. And the conversation trail led this Jarrett admission: "My daughter actually insists on doing her own laundry and has for a very long time. She didn't like the way I did it."

While in New York on Monday, Jarrett received an award from Essence Magazine and met with all of the editors at Hearst Publications.

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