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Jarrett makes cameo on CBS hit

Senior White House adviser Valerie Jarrett hates politics — or at least she does in the fictional universe of the CBS drama “The Good Wife.”

{mosads}In a cameo appearance on Sunday evening’s episode, Jarrett is seen encouraging the series’ protagonist — Alicia Florrick, the wife of an adulterous Illinois governor — to run for public office herself.

“I wanted to encourage you to run. The only way women are going to change the world is if they step up,” Jarrett says.

When Florrick, played by actress Julianna Margulies, expressed reluctance by saying she hates politics, Jarrett agrees.

“I do too, Alicia. The last person I’d vote for is someone who liked politics – we have enough politicians,” Jarrett says. “We need leaders who actually understand what it means to be a public servant.”

The hit CBS show, which is set at the intersection of Chicago politics and law, is in many ways a natural fit for Jarrett. She first met the Obamas when she was working as deputy chief of staff to Mayor Richard Daley and hired the first lady — who at the time was engaged to President Obama — to join the administration.

Jarrett’s not the only high-profile Democrat to appear in cameo spots on the show. Former Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Donna Brazile and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio have also appeared in episodes.

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