Minutes after speaking about Hosni Mubarak's resignation in Egypt, President Obama bid farewell to his press secretary, Robert Gibbs, who announced last month he was leaving the White House. From the press briefing room, Obama called Gibbs an "extraordinary" press secretary and friend, presenting him with a lucky tie that Gibbs had loaned Obama for his 2004 Democratic National Convention speech, which leveraged Obama's political rise. "You couldn't ask for anybody better in the foxhole with you," the president said to a choked-up Gibbs. Gibbs thanked the president and told reporters, "You've become a greater extension of my family." Jay Carney, a former Time magazine journalist and communications director for Vice President Biden, will take over Gibbs' role.
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