Just when press conferences were getting fun again, Baghdad Bob ups and quits:

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House press secretary Robert Gibbs says he is resigning his job as the president’s chief spokesman.

Gibbs is leaving to become an outside political adviser to Obama and to give speeches in the private sector.

The change is to take effect in early February. No replacement has been immediately named.

Who should replace Gibbs? What’s Nathan Thurm doing these days?

At the next presser, expect Gibbs to vehemently deny his claim that he will leave his post next month.

Update: For anybody who’s depressed at the thought of not getting their daily Robert Gibbs fix, Michelle Malkin has a reminder that we’ll be seeing more of him because of this move, not less.


13 Responses to “Robert Gibbs Resigning as White House Spokesman to Spend More Time Lying in the Private Sector”

  1. Marshall_Will on January 5th, 2011 2:52 pm

    Gibbs today ( Holder tomorrow ) Don't let the door hit you on the azz.

    Not a bad time to reflect on our 'own' message and some much needed re-tooling. As conserv's, in the new year, we need to steer clear of some of the terms we've held dear ( and 'were' quite effective! ) in 2010.

    Job-killing. Not b/c it isn't 'accurate'. It bloody well is! It's just that it sets the default 'toggle' RIGHT back to gub'mint as The Father of All Employment. Besides, how to kill something that's already as deceased as deceased gets?

    Job-creators. ( See above )

    Gibbs was one-trick pony. The vocal fruition of all things Progressive, put in terms even Tea Partiers could understand? I sure as hell am open to suggestions.

  2. Zilla on January 5th, 2011 3:07 pm

    Now if only he would take Barry, Nappy and Eric with him!

  3. SignPainterGuy on January 5th, 2011 3:11 pm

    Baghdad Bob has proven to be every bit the fraud and liar I expected him to be from day one ! This latteral move will be a promotion with a hefty raise in pay and influence to go with it, but he will be out of my face ! For that, I am grateful !

    As for a replacement, I expect him/her to be even worse in every respect; it`s a pattern of the Obowmao regeme !

  4. Marshall_Will on January 5th, 2011 3:38 pm

    I'm… going to respectfully beg to differ. What's 'left' of Omo's agenda won't fly with another HuffPo-worshipping Spokesposer. It's all about language now and dredging up another Kos-approved (TM) Spewman won't cut it.

    By necessity it will be an appointee that won't draw the ire of a Lamestream media that's recently found out they've been had. Dem's standard-issue talking points have been completely blown out of the water and a male Whoppi behind the podium would only draw more attention 'to' that.

    Look for a toned-down Bammie in 2011. Very… toned-down. And Moochelle 'who'?

  5. SignPainterGuy on January 5th, 2011 4:03 pm

    You`re quite an adventurous tree climber there lad, went right out on a "skinny limb" ! :-o

    You very well may be right, your logic holds water, Obummer did sorta triangulate recently with the "bi-partisan" tax rate extension, but I`m not yet convinced he will make that a new trend ! Notice how the admin. and the lsm are still stuck on stupid and believe the election was a call for bi-partisanship and a failure of message rather than a rejection of both !?

  6. Marshall_Will on January 5th, 2011 4:30 pm

    It looks like, The Agenda is "on hold". The day after mid's -all- was focused on 2012. He truly believes it was "a failure of message" and if he has to let the economy up for air to appease ( then that's what it takes! )

    None of us are holding our breath any "move to the center" will be anything more than a diversionary tactic at best. We can say "stuck on stupid" all we want but their spin will be "we just have to work smarter!"

  7. SignPainterGuy on January 5th, 2011 5:03 pm

    I`ll go with that, communists are patient and persistant !

  8. SignPainterGuy on January 5th, 2011 5:05 pm

    Almost forgot, click on the first trackback (ends with 'gadgets') and see what happens ! Weird !

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  10. OK_Loyalist on January 6th, 2011 12:13 am

    Listening to Levin and a caller calls in and refers to Prez YoMama statement coming off his "Let Them Eat Cake" X-Mas taxpayer paid vacation in HI.

    "My hope is that John Boehner and Mitch McConnell will realize that there will be plenty of time to campaign for 2012 in 2012. And that our job this year is to make sure that we build on recovery," Obama said.

    BUT …..

    Gibbs is giving up his post so YoMama can run for office in 2012. It's OK for the Zero to politic but no one else should.

  11. SignPainterGuy on January 6th, 2011 12:37 am

    My take-away quote from the "healthblog" link, "chances for reform of the reform are quite good !" I like that ! It`s facsinating how the gov. created a solution and went out in search of the problem, only 8,000 out of 310 million people want it ! A $Trillion for 8,000 people w/ pre-existing health problems….amazing !!

    Back when universal HC was first being discussed there were claims of as many as 42 million w/o HC….the best explained figure I heard was more in the neighborhood of 7 million !

  12. ZoeHolly on January 6th, 2011 1:19 am

    Baghdad Bob,LOL, I love it !

  13. Ken in Texas on January 6th, 2011 1:23 am

    C'mon, y'all; Sadam Hussein had his Baghdad Bob, it's only fair that B. Hussein Obama had his Obama Bob, ain't it?

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