It's awkward when the spokesman is the story. But White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs insisted at the daily briefing Monday that there was no story, for now.
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The Obama White House is trying to remain focused on the critical midterm elections now just one month away. But major changes in President Obama’s inner circle – including the departure of chief of staff Rahm Emanuel and several key economic advisers – have focused attention on who is staying and who might join the West Wing exodus.
On Saturday, Politico posted a story saying Mr. Gibbs, a close adviser and confidant of the president’s, was being considered as a potential chairman of the Democratic National Committee to help with the president’s 2012 election bid. The current DNC chair, former Virginia Governor Tim Kaine, would move to a cabinet position, the story said.
Seeking to quash the story, Gibbs tweeted on Saturday: “I have not had any conversations about the future – it is a great honor to have the job I have right now and I am very happy doing it.”