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07 Oct 10,, 00:16
White House rejects talk of Clinton/Biden swap

(Reuters) - White House spokesman Robert Gibbs on Wednesday denied a report that Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton might swap jobs for the 2012 presidential campaign.

"It's just not true," Gibbs told reporters. "It is not anything that is being discussed here."

Author Bob Woodward told CNN the idea of a switch was "on the table," fanning Washington speculation of what President Barack Obama might do to shake up his team if his approval ratings do not improve in time for the 2012 election.

Gibbs said Obama regarded his decision to tap Biden as his number two as among his best choices in the last few years, and was also pleased with Clinton's performance at the State Department.

Clinton also dismissed the reports, saying she never believes what she reads in the press.

"I have absolutely no interest and no reason for doing anything other than just dismissing these stories and moving on because we have no time, we have so much to do, and I think both of us are very happy doing what we're doing," she told a Fortune Magazine conference in Washington.

(Reporting by Alister Bull; Additional reporting by Andrew Quinn; Editing by Vicki Allen)

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I agree with Gibbs that tapping Biden as VP was Obama's best decision over the last few years. Everything else he did paled in comparison to selecting gaffe-filled Biden.