Robert Gibbs steps down as White House spokesperson for the Obama administration on February 11, 2010.
U.S. President Barack Obama returns the tie Press Secretary Robert Gibbs lent Obama for his keynote speech during the 2004 Democratic National Convention on Gibbs' last day in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington on February 11, 2011. Jay Carney will fill Gibbs' position. UPI/Roger L. Wollenberg
White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs falls into a water tank before a luau for members of Congress and their families on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington on June 25, 2009. In a celebration of U.S. President Barack Obama’s home state, the South Lawn was decorated with tiki torches and palm huts and the meal prepared by famous Hawaiian chef Alan Wong. (UPI Photo/Chip Somodevilla/Pool)
Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, dressed as Darth Vader in the east room of the White House, celebrates Halloween n Saturday, October 31, 2009. The President and First lady invited more than 2,000 local school children to take part in the festivities that includes performers and Halloween themed decorations. UPI/Kristoffer Tripplaar/Pool
White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs is seen in his office at the White House in Washington on January 5, 2011. Gibbs announced he is leaving the Obama administration sometime in February to "recharge." UPI/Roger L. Wollenberg
White House Senior Advisor David Axelrod and Communications Director Robert Gibbs are all smiles as they wait for U.S. President Barack Obama to arrive and sign the Health Insurance Reform Bill in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC on March 23, 2010. The historic $938 million health care bill will guaranteed coverage for 32 million uninsured Americans and will touch nearly every American's life. UPI/Pat Benic
NOAA Administrator Jane Lubchenco laughs as Press Secretary Robert Gibbs does what he called "my Vanna White impression" as they discuss BP's efforts to seal up the Deepwater Horizon oil well during a briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington on August 4, 2010. UPI/Roger L. Wollenberg
White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs and Anne Daniels watch as U.S. President Barack Obama departs from the South Lawn of the White House en route to Camp David on August 21, 2009. UPI/Roger L. Wollenberg