A unique part of this presidential transition is the role of the internet. The records of people being considered for positions is so much more easily accessible than when George W. Bush became president.
There's talk of Eric Holder for Attorney General. People are searching and finding what he did in the Clinton administration - the Marc Rich pardon -and comments about Gitmo and torture from 2002 that don't quite synch with Obama policy. Just google Eric Holder Gitmo to see a few listings.
There's no Zoe Baird surprises like the Clintons had in 1993. Everything he's said or done is out on the internet, easy to find.