President Obama’s Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett was interviewed for The New York Times Magazine, and for the most part it was predictable:

One line by Jarrett that caught the attention of many was this:

I just want to do my job, and part of my job for the president is to be his friend.


Being Obama’s friend is a job description?

According to the White House website, Jarrett is paid $172,200 per year, but they do not say how much of that is for being Obama’s “friend.”

Those who would like to see Jarrett depart the White House might find this to be a letdown: