In the latest shakeup at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., Robert Gibbs has announced he will be leaving as White House Press Secretary next month:
Gibbs will depart in February, and he plans to become an outside political adviser to President Obama. He will also give private sector speeches, according to the Associated Press.
No replacement has been named.
“He’s had a six-year stretch now where basically he’s been going 24/7 with relatively modest pay. I think it’s natural for someone like Robert to want to step back for a second to reflect, retool and that, as a consequence, brings about both challenges and opportunities for the White House,” President Obama told the New York Times.
It will be interesting to see who replaces him. Maybe Obama should go all Bush and appoint someone like Keith Olbermann or Ed Schultz. Yeah that won’t happen.