Obama spokesman Gibbs to leave White House
President Barack Obama's press secretary Robert Gibbs will become a pundit.
January 5th, 2011
11:49 AM ET

Obama spokesman Gibbs to leave White House

President Barack Obama's press secretary, Robert Gibbs, will leave the White House after the State of the Union address later this month, he told CNN on Wednesday.

Gibbs will become a pundit, supporting White House positions on cable television and in speeches, White House staff said.

He had an easy, joking relationship with the press, and brought the briefing room down in laughter when he mocked Sarah Palin by writing notes on his hand, shortly after the former Alaska governor was revealed to have done the same.

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  1. WILLARD BULLOCK

    Im belived that robert Gibbs have too much problems with presdient obama so why robert Gibbs are make decided leave from obama

    January 5, 2011 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Pkm

    I will gibbs he always smiled when putting up with all the crap the gop and reporters tried to make gibbs look bad

    January 5, 2011 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Veritas

    Good luck mr. gibbs in your future endeavers. you sound like a great guy.

    January 5, 2011 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Stickemup

    He was canadian so it dont matter

    January 5, 2011 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Gregory

    Gibbs was nothing to write home about....

    January 5, 2011 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Frank

    CNN,CNN.

    January 5, 2011 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
  7. greggo

    THANK YOU LORD!!! THERE IS A GOD, WHAT MORE PROOF DO WE NEED? OH YEH, OBAMA IS STILL THERE. FOR HIS NEXT MIRACLE.......

    January 5, 2011 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
  8. RUFFNUTT

    i heard that obama has laser-beam vision

    January 5, 2011 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
  9. mr. Ontopic

    we chose montel williams as replacement. Montel for senate in 2012- goodbye colin...and condi...and foxey networks of cowboy land australia...or is that austria ...pysc wards...sieg hiel...rupert.

    January 5, 2011 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Veritas

    @Gregory thats what she said lol just kidding

    January 5, 2011 at 7:07 pm | Report abuse |
  11. phil

    Either Gibb's conscience got the best of him, or he did something they didn't want him to do. (Maybe researched his bosses names at ancestry.com and found that all 3, first-middle and last, trace back to Arab slave owners. Then he noticed his boss had purchased not one, but two extra-large hefty bags last week and thought this might be a good time to leave.)

    January 5, 2011 at 7:38 pm | Report abuse |
  12. phil

    Gibbs' rather.

    January 5, 2011 at 8:09 pm | Report abuse |
  13. helenhull102951

    Does anyone know a black man that needs a job??? You know that's who is replacing Gibbs, and if you think I'm wrong, watch!!

    January 6, 2011 at 8:11 am | Report abuse |