Obama advisers already jockeying to build $500 million library

President Obama's top advisers are already jockeying to see who can take the lead role in building Obama's $500 million library once he leaves office.

The New York Times reported Tuesday that adviser Alyssa Mastromonaco and Valerie Jarrett, "the first couple’s matchmaker, early political patron and undisputed Obama whisperer" are both seeking top roles in raising money for the library, choosing its location and guiding its building.

"The question of who guides Mr. Obama’s next chapter may seem distant to the public. But, as aides to former President Bill ClintonBill Clinton9/11 hijackers attended my mosque — moderate Muslims could have stopped them. Tom Perez embodies the Democratic Party. This is why he should lead it. Hillary Clinton rallies DNC members in video message MORE have demonstrated, proximity to an ex-president translates into life at the intersection of wealthy donors, powerful networks and conference circuit perks. And with presidents departing the White House as relatively young men, there are many years to bask in the Oval Office afterglow," the Times wrote.