"NASA Deputy Administrator Shana Dale announced Wednesday her intent to resign from the agency, effective Jan. 17, 2009, in advance of the new administration coming into office. She has served as NASA's second-in-command since November 2005.
"It has been an honor and a privilege to work with Shana for these last three years," NASA Administrator Michael Griffin said. " ... I will miss her."
Editor's note: This is a somewhat curious thing for Mike Griffin to say i.e. "I will miss her". Shana Dale is leaving effective 17 January and the Inauguration is on 20 January. That is a total of 3 days. Its not as if Griffin is going to be staying at NASA all that long after she departs ... or is he still harboring a plan to pull a Goldin maneuver?