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Rahm Emanuel Doesn't Miss Washington

Rahm Emanuel (Chris Maddaloni/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Rahm Emanuel isn't longing for a return to Washington anytime soon.  

CQ Roll Call spotted the Chicago mayor and former chief of staff to President Barack Obama after he cleared security at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Thursday. Does he miss being at the White House?  

"No fucking way," Emanuel, known for colorful language, told CQ Roll Call.  

How about being in Congress?  

"No fucking way," Emanuel repeated.  

This reporter wondered aloud to the one-time member of House Democratic leadership if Washington would be less dysfunctional if he was around. Emanuel didn't take the bait and threw cold water on the idea, but he noted that everybody now says things have become dysfunctional.  

CQ Roll Call asked Emanuel a final question about what he was doing back.  

"Money," he said, as he walked into the West Wing.  

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