So, it would appear that the Obama transition operation is not as adroit as we might have thought.
I can’t imagine why the President-elect would have been taken by surprise by the notion that if you don’t inform the Chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee of your choice for DCI, she might get a mite upset. I mean, given all of those many years that the President-elect spent in the Senate, he obviously would have known . . . oh, wait, he barely even got his feet wet in the Senate pool, didn’t he?