Skip to comments.Gibbs to Leave as White House Press Secretary
Posted on 01/05/2011 7:14:52 AM PST by kristinn
Robert Gibbs, the White House press secretary and close confidante to President Obama, said Wednesday that he will step down and become an outside political adviser to the president and his re-election campaign.
M. Gibbs said that he intends to leave the podium in early February. His successor has not yet been decided, he said, but will likely be announced within the next two weeks.
The departure of Mr. Gibbs is the first in a series of moves inside the West Wing as the president prepares for a new phase of his administration. The internal shuffling also could bring a new White House chief of staff, a decision the president is expected to make by weeks end, with an announcement as early as next week.
Mr. Gibbs will remain part of the presidents inner circle of political advisers, along with David Axelrod, a senior adviser and Jim Messina, a deputy chief of staff, who also are leaving the White House to focus on the presidents re-election effort. Mr. Gibbs will defend Mr. Obama on television and will expand his presence on Twitter and other Internet platforms as well as beginning to define the field of 2012 Republican presidential candidates.
Stepping back will take some adjusting, Mr. Gibbs said in an interview Wednesday morning. But at the same time, I have a feeling that I will keep myself quite busy, not just with speaking, but continuing to help the president.
He said he has no intention of establishing a political consulting or lobbying business, but he intends to work from the same downtown Washington office where David Plouffe has spent the last two years. Mr. Plouffe, who was Mr. Obamas campaign manager, will move to the White House and work as a senior adviser to the president.
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What, his village asked for their idiot back?
Robert Goebbels, victim #1 in the 2011 Obama bus massacre.
I’m sure he’s lying about this too.
buh-bye smug jackass
Finally...that little smarmy rat bastard will be gone...He constanly pegged my slappage meter!!!
“Mr. Gibbs will defend Mr. Obama on television.”
Perfect! That’ll be like having Mr. Haney on Green Acres doing the sales pitch!
sweet. one less dope in the WH. One down, 999 to go....
So many more lies to tell, so little time.
Will Charles Barkley replace him?
Darn it, I was hoping he’d stay on for the FINAL 2 years of President Obutthole’s term.
Gibbs’s arrogance is emblematic of the administration and has helped make this admin look so pathetic and disrespectful of the American people. I’m so sorry he’s gone because he’s actually been a good asset for the conservative cause.
...to be replaced by Bryant Gumbel.
“Political advisor”? (Excuse me while I LMFAO...)
What a great “gimme” for 2012!
So how's the Wee Wee going to get along without his Minister of
Propaganda, the Great Nodding Donkey, Beltway Bob Gibbs?
People that stupid with as few moral principles don't grow on trees.
His own words tell of his demise...He’s certainly not jubilant about this....
Gibbs couldn’t lie straight in bed but 2 solid years of shoveling BS would take its toll on anyone.
If he’s an ‘outside advisor’ now the emphasis will be on the ‘outside’ part as Gibbs isn’t and never was a member of the inner Marxist circle. In many ways Obama is in a state of arrested development and still fond of cliques as we all are in college.
Now Gibbs can get on with his life’s work as a Denny’s shift manager.
Something about that position, generally takes a person from obscurity to unforgettable insufferability.
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