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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.
(Read more Robert Gibbs stories.)

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