Robert Gibbs to Leave as White House Press Secretary Confirmed

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I've enjoyed Gibbs attitude towards the press, so I'm hoping they find someone just as acerbic to replace him.

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.

Mr. 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 week’s end, with an announcement as early as next week.

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  • Joe

    Stepping down for a capitalist venture?!?!?!?!