The wife of NASA Administrator Michael Griffin is trying to lobby the President-elect to keep her husband from being fired.
And he has real reason to be concerned. Mouthing off to and insulting the transition team is not smart politics, no matter how many degrees you have.
Right now NASA is spending billions in U.S. taxpayer money and really resents having to account for it. Let alone actually having to produce something.
The time for actual results is coming, and Michael Griffin is terrified. Maybe it would be better if he resigned.