Gibbs leaving White House
January 5th, 2011
10:14 AM ET
12 years ago

Gibbs leaving White House

Washington (CNN) - 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 Wednesday.

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

Gibbs was Obama's spokesman during the 2008 presidential campaign.


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  1. mike

    It sounds more like he's taking his propaganda/show on the road, still reporting back to Dear Leader. Be careful not to step in his slime trail, people.

    January 5, 2011 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  2. Jim

    Good. I think he wasn't quite to level that job demands.

    January 5, 2011 11:02 am at 11:02 am |
  3. ThePatriot20

    He's running away now that TRUE AMERICANS are making a comeback in congress!

    January 5, 2011 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  4. pete

    He must be sick if defending incompitence and having to lie all the time

    January 5, 2011 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  5. hhb552

    Gibbs was likeable even though I don't support most of the White House positions. I hope they get another likeable person to replace him and not some weasel.

    January 5, 2011 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  6. Gail

    As a democrat I say goodbye and good riddance! He was easily the worst WH spokesman in recent history. Almost anyone will be an improvement.

    January 5, 2011 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  7. angela

    What a bumbling idiot?

    January 5, 2011 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  8. Mindi

    That's a shame. I am going to miss Robert Gibbs. He differently made the white house briefing something to watch & listen to, I did it everyday. The best of luck to him. He will be missed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    January 5, 2011 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  9. Sorensen

    The cable world is probably right for him.

    January 5, 2011 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  10. Broz

    No one in his position lasts very long. Its a tough job.

    January 5, 2011 11:34 am at 11:34 am |
  11. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    I am sorry to se Gibbs kleave his post as press secretary to the White House, however he will be invaluable as a pro-Obama pundit prior to the 2012 elections.
    I cannot wait to have him call out the b.s. shenanigans of the GOP on a national stage without having the restraints of the prerequisite White House gag order lest his remarks reflect back on the President.
    Gibbs will now be free to call it like he sees it and like it is, and I know that he is chomping at the bit to do so!

    Good look Gibbs. Hope to have you back with us in 2012!!!

    January 5, 2011 11:34 am at 11:34 am |
  12. john, PA

    Just like the Titanic, the rats are leaving the ship. Gibbs does not want to be around now that the Obama administration and the “zars” Obama appointed will get investigated.

    CNN should start the poll to see who is investigated, prosecuted and put in prison first.

    January 5, 2011 11:37 am at 11:37 am |
  13. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA/The Fascists 112th Congress

    You did a good job ast PressSec Gibbs. Besides for calling your base the Professional Left, you're still alright in my book. You put Dana Perino and Ari Fleisher to shame.

    January 5, 2011 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  14. Mike4America

    Hurray! Does this mean that the press briefings will become ore intellectual, honest, factual, and formal; with less spin. Gibb's term was more of a Frat-House gathering than a press briefing.

    January 5, 2011 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
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