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Robert Gibbs Isn't Going to Facebook »

ROBERT GIBBS isn’t going to Facebook. A friend says: “It blew up.” The deal - a potential goldmine when Facebook goes public — was originally described to us by Obamans as a chance for Gibbs to be “Mark Zuckerberg’s guy.” But when the Facebook side leaked precise details to NYT’s Andrew Ross Sorkin about the layers that would separate Gibbs from the top, it was pretty clear that Gibbs - who used to report to the president of the United States - wasn’t going. Gibbs’ defenders point out that Facebook has been trying to fill this job for a long time.