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Gibbs is Resigning as White House Press Secretary
Yahoo.com ^ | Jan. 5, 2011 | Ben Feller

Posted on 01/05/2011 8:01:04 AM PST by Jess Kitting

WASHINGTON – Robert Gibbs, the White House press secretary and one of the most visible and forceful advocates for President Barack Obama, is quitting his job to become an outside political adviser. The change is among the many expected in the coming days as Obama redefines his leadership team to get ready for a re-election bid and a more powerful Republican Party. Gibbs said he would be leaving the White House by early February. The top contenders to replace him are two of his deputies, Bill Burton and Josh Earnest, and Jay Carney, who is the press secretary to Vice President Joe Biden.

The move allows Gibbs to leave the grinding pace of the press secretary's job, make money giving speeches and spend more time with his family. But it also will change the dynamic of the White House, particularly combined with the coming departure of senior adviser David Axelrod, who, like Gibbs, has been at Obama's side for his entire presidential run.

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I guess all that lying for his boss finally got to him.
1 posted on 01/05/2011 8:01:10 AM PST by Jess Kitting
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To: Jess Kitting

I really doubt that conscience moved in....


2 posted on 01/05/2011 8:04:58 AM PST by himno hero
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To: Jess Kitting

How does one post to “Breaking News”?


3 posted on 01/05/2011 8:06:40 AM PST by Jess Kitting
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To: Jess Kitting
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Probably returning to his gig on iCarly.

4 posted on 01/05/2011 8:07:26 AM PST by newheart (Please don't shoot at the thermonuclear weapons. --Vic Deakins)
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To: Jess Kitting

Bye-bye Baghdad Bob!

5 posted on 01/05/2011 8:08:32 AM PST by Jess Kitting
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To: Jess Kitting

Emanuel, Axelrod and now Gibbs. Their mission has been accomplished within two years to make America less important in the New World Order.

Now that they have accomplished their mission, Obama will take the center of the road approach and blame everything on the Pub’s for the next two years. Two years of him preparing for the 2012 election. His appointments will be “moderates” from here on out. IMO


6 posted on 01/05/2011 8:08:45 AM PST by mmanager
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To: Jess Kitting

He believed every word uttered he is a moron’s moron.


7 posted on 01/05/2011 8:15:07 AM PST by boomop1
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To: Jess Kitting
Gibbs said he would be leaving the White House by early February. The top contenders to replace him are two of his deputies, Bill Burton and Josh Earnest, and Jay Carney, who is the press secretary to Vice President Joe Biden.

The move allows Gibbs to leave the grinding pace of the press secretary's job, make money giving speeches and spend more time with his family.

From what I understand, Gibbs will be considering job offers with CNN, MSNBC, and ABC's "The View".

8 posted on 01/05/2011 8:15:31 AM PST by Alex Murphy ("Posting news feeds, making eyes bleed, he's hated on seven continents")
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To: Jess Kitting
Obama's Silver Tongued Mouthpiece

"Err, ah, ummm, ohhhh-ahh, errrrr, mmmmm, uhhnnn, errrrr, ummm......."


9 posted on 01/05/2011 8:21:41 AM PST by Iron Munro (Claire Wolfe: You can't kill the beast while sucking at its teat)
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To: Jess Kitting

Pravda calls!


10 posted on 01/05/2011 8:25:17 AM PST by 2nd Amendment
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To: Jess Kitting

very sad news......I trust he will be replaced by another buffoon


11 posted on 01/05/2011 8:27:59 AM PST by woofie
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To: Jess Kitting

Bagdad Bob Gibbs will not be missed.

Katie Communist may be looking for a job soon.


12 posted on 01/05/2011 8:30:21 AM PST by Rightly Biased (Do you know how awkward it is to have a political argument with a naked man?)
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To: Jess Kitting

You need to select that when posting.

You could try addressing a response in this thread to Admin Moderator asking for it to be added to Breaking News.


13 posted on 01/05/2011 8:30:36 AM PST by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: Iron Munro

Can you imagine being Obama’s press secretary? My God, imagine the memoirs you could write after you left!!


14 posted on 01/05/2011 9:00:52 AM PST by Loud Mime (Study the Constitution, while we still have it)
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To: Jess Kitting

NOW what will we do for entertainment?


15 posted on 01/05/2011 9:02:05 AM PST by Bigun ("It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere." Voltaire)
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To: Jess Kitting

Ah man! Who is going to be the next Fibbs?


16 posted on 01/05/2011 9:05:38 AM PST by RatsDawg
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To: Jess Kitting

This is bad news. Where will they ever find someone as incompetent as Gibbs?


17 posted on 01/05/2011 9:11:54 AM PST by Hoodat (Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. - (Rom 8:37))
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To: RatsDawg

It’s Christmas Time all over!!!


18 posted on 01/05/2011 9:12:28 AM PST by Coffee_drinker (The best defense is a strong pre-emptive strike.)
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To: Iron Munro
Gibbs the "Family Guy" president griffin
19 posted on 01/05/2011 9:15:23 AM PST by GraceG
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To: Jess Kitting
Reminds me of Air America Radio. They got rid of all of their initial “heavy hitters” for hosts who were worse.
20 posted on 01/05/2011 9:18:04 AM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult
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To: Jess Kitting

Good. Every time I see him standing behind that podium I picture Tony Snow standing there and it sickens me how far we have been lowered by these people.


21 posted on 01/05/2011 9:18:21 AM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Jess Kitting

Oh why did I have a sudden vision of Obama making Ed Schultz Press Secretary


22 posted on 01/05/2011 9:22:45 AM PST by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system.)
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To: Jess Kitting

Pretty common... even the current occupant notwithstanding, nomatter who it is, it is a pressure cooker of a job. People burn out quickly.


23 posted on 01/05/2011 9:28:42 AM PST by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: Jess Kitting

He was as inept as his boss.


24 posted on 01/05/2011 9:30:39 AM PST by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: Jess Kitting

Maybe to be replaced by Donna Shalala?


25 posted on 01/05/2011 9:35:39 AM PST by DBrow
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To: theDentist
He was as inept as his boss.

And he still is.

26 posted on 01/05/2011 9:42:08 AM PST by b4its2late (Ignorance allows liberalism to prosper.)
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To: 2nd Amendment

Just so you know - Pravda today has NOTHING at all to do with the present Russian govt. It is a freaky tabloid (always was).

Quite fascinating - its history...


27 posted on 01/05/2011 9:45:45 AM PST by eleni121 (MY HERO GREGORY THE V - a living saint hanged and dragged by the ungodly muslims and their allies)
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To: Jess Kitting
His ability to be dimmishly smug with his vacant responses is impressive.
28 posted on 01/05/2011 9:46:35 AM PST by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: Jess Kitting

29 posted on 01/05/2011 9:48:53 AM PST by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: Jess Kitting

Jonah Goldberg at NRO is rooting for Keith Olbermann as Gibbs’ replacement.


30 posted on 01/05/2011 9:50:45 AM PST by Redcloak (What's your zombie plan?)
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To: Jess Kitting
Good riddance to an embarrassing buffoon.
31 posted on 01/05/2011 9:56:36 AM PST by Gabrial (The Whitehouse Nightmare will continue as long as the Nightmare is in the Whitehouse)
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To: All

Seems that Axe - Gibbs and all will just get the new obama 2012 campaign ready don’t you think? I don’t believe the nice chicago team is desolving - don’t believe that one second. Just getting ready for the final death punch to America in 2012. Your thoughts?


32 posted on 01/05/2011 9:58:04 AM PST by American Dream 246 (Open your eyes. Freedom is not a one day fight. Enemies of Freedom are legion.)
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To: Jess Kitting
His next press secretary:


33 posted on 01/05/2011 9:59:13 AM PST by americanophile
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To: Redcloak
I'm still holding out for Alan Colmes. I think that Obama trying to do a "Tony Snow" by raiding Fox News again would be interesting. And especially given how Colmes can justify anything that liberals do with a straight face, he would be a hoot as the face of the Obama administration.

-PJ

34 posted on 01/05/2011 10:00:39 AM PST by Political Junkie Too ("Comprehensive" reform bills only end up as incomprehensible messes.)
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To: Jess Kitting
There once was a fellow named Gibbs

Whose job was to lie for the Libs

He'd say "they're not lies, they're just fibs"

35 posted on 01/05/2011 10:02:09 AM PST by Jess Kitting
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To: theDentist

He was actually a pretty sly “wordsmith”, maybe even as good as Slick Willy. Dodge, weave, deflect...he must wear tap shoes.

I won’t miss Gibbs one little bit, as I find him difficult to watch for more than about 30 seconds. I dread finding out who will replace him. Obama’s picks are a continual stream of disappointments.


36 posted on 01/05/2011 10:05:10 AM PST by Zarro (Hands off Our Junk!)
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To: Jess Kitting

I am going to wait for the media to call Gibbs a quitter for resigning..


37 posted on 01/05/2011 10:05:23 AM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Jess Kitting

This is one moron that I have never liked and surely will not miss him.


38 posted on 01/05/2011 10:08:13 AM PST by mandaladon (PalinGenesis)
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To: Jess Kitting

I’d be willing to bet that his negatives are high. And he had to go with the 2012 election less than 2 years away. Like Obama, he comes across as arrogant.

Look for him to be replaced with someone who is “likeable”.


39 posted on 01/05/2011 10:10:21 AM PST by proudpapa (Proudpapa)
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To: Jess Kitting

Doorknob, meet a$$!


40 posted on 01/05/2011 10:12:25 AM PST by a real Sheila (2012 CANNOT GET HERE SOON ENOUGH!)
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To: theDentist

“He was as inept as his boss.”

And almost as arrogant.


41 posted on 01/05/2011 10:12:25 AM PST by Magic Fingers
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To: Iron Munro

He has always seemed like a POMPAS JERK!
And honestly, I would say that if he had been working for a Republican.

Glad to see him leave. If O wants to improve his image he needs to get a more pleasant, likeable person in that job for starters.


42 posted on 01/05/2011 10:13:57 AM PST by a real Sheila (2012 CANNOT GET HERE SOON ENOUGH!)
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To: Jess Kitting

All jumping ship before the investigations begin? Gibbs is and was a joke. A nerdy clown like Obongo. I hope it’s not Bill Burton, I can’t stand him. I would watch Gibbs so I could laugh at him. Burton is just an a$$hole.


43 posted on 01/05/2011 10:14:08 AM PST by mojitojoe (In itÂ’s 1400 years of existence, Islam has 2 main accomplishments, psychotic violence and goat curr)
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To: Jess Kitting

“...spend more time with his family.”

Why do they always say that?


44 posted on 01/05/2011 10:17:30 AM PST by a real Sheila (2012 CANNOT GET HERE SOON ENOUGH!)
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To: Jess Kitting

“...spend more time with his family.”

Why do they always say that?


45 posted on 01/05/2011 10:18:11 AM PST by a real Sheila (Election 2012. The end of an ERROR!)
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To: Political Junkie Too

Colmes has the added advantage of making 0bama look less like a Somali technical by comparison.


46 posted on 01/05/2011 10:29:37 AM PST by Redcloak (What's your zombie plan?)
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To: woofie

Bill Burton is a major league clymer. I hope he gets the job.


47 posted on 01/05/2011 10:39:46 AM PST by ichabod1 (Hail Mary Full of Grace, The Lord Is With Thee...)
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To: Hoodat

I hear Scott McClellan is available.


48 posted on 01/05/2011 10:50:01 AM PST by ichabod1 (Hail Mary Full of Grace, The Lord Is With Thee...)
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To: Ramius

Yeah, I don’t even think this is remarkable - I don’t think they even plan on keeping that job for more than two years. I don’t know what’s so stressful about it, but that’s what they all say. Except Tony/Dana. They seemed to handle the job with remarkable aplomb. But even Tony made a joke that time about how it was his job to stand up there and lie.

I miss Tony on the radio (and on FR, remember how he would comment on his show threads?) mostly because he was such a sterling example of the happy warrior, the one who could be cordial to all, but never back down on his principles. Like... Reagan. But I think he was even smoother than Reagan.


49 posted on 01/05/2011 10:54:32 AM PST by ichabod1 (Hail Mary Full of Grace, The Lord Is With Thee...)
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To: Jess Kitting

Obama is in need of a bigger liar than Gibbs. When it comes to the BIG lies, Gibbsie just wasn’t getting it done.


50 posted on 01/05/2011 11:19:54 AM PST by backwoods-engineer (The future? Imagine Cass Sunstein's boot stamping on Lincoln's beard, forever.)
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