Robert Gibbs Gives Final Press Briefing

... and gets his tie back from the president
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 11, 2011 5:04 PM CST

(Newser) – Robert Gibbs officially checks out as press secretary over the weekend, but he gave his final briefing today, notes the Hill. “It is a tremendous honor and privilege to do this every single day,” said Gibbs. He got a parting gift from President Obama: a framed tie that Obama borrowed just before addressing the Democratic convention in 2004 with a speech that raised his national profile. “Robert started very early with me on this wild ride that I've been on,” said Obama. Jay Carney takes over Gibbs' post on Monday.

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