Lets Get Real:
In the last hours of the Obama Administration the political hacks of the Administration are throwing out their last arrows at the new President and his team. The process of nomination and confirmation takes time in the US Congress, the Bill Clinton Administration had to go through a few Attorney General nominees before they had a confirmation. In the Bush 41 Administration they had a problems getting a nominee through before they picked Dick Cheney as Defence Secretary. It is a political game in D.C the opposition Party tries to knock off a nominee, just to show they have power and political payback. Both Parties have political hacks, it's the nature of the political game.