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In Michelle Obama’s third Vogue cover story, we learn two things she won’t do after leaving the White House

First lady Michelle Obama and President Obama on Oct. 18. (Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP)

Another blow to the Draft Michelle Obama movement, which has picked up steam after we found out Wednesday morning that Hillary Clinton wasn’t going to be the first female president.

“Absolutely not,” presidential adviser and Obama bestie Valerie Jarrett tells Vogue magazine of the prospect of another, slightly more fashionable, President Obama.

Another thing the first lady won’t do after leaving the job, Jarrett says, is play shadow White House.

“I think that they take it from President George W. Bush’s playbook in that you’ve had your time and it’s up,” she says. “So you’re not going to see her on MSNBC as a commentator. That I can assure you.”

So what might she do? Keep an eye on your nearest pharmacy.

In the interview with the magazine — which features FLOTUS on its cover (the third time she’s fronted the glossy) — Obama talked about how isolating living in the White House can be. “Barack and I — because we’re kind of stubborn — we’ve maintained some normalcy, mostly because of the age of our kids,” she says. “I go out to dinner with my girlfriends; I go to Sasha’s games; Barack has coached a little basketball with Sasha’s team. But at the same time, when you can’t walk into CVS?”