Or to use the phrase from the campaign, "being thrown under the bus."
Jeff Dufour and Patrick Gavin write in the DC Examiner about the latest.
A group of former White House communications aides agreed on Monday that when the Obama administration is ushered in next month, it can't possibly live up to the standards of transparency and openness that the president-elect and his advisers have promised.
The article also notes that there is a dark side to not being able to live up to what everyone expects of you.
Nessen also identified a potential flip side for the incoming administration of what's widely regarded as the press's light treatment of Obama during the campaign. "There's going to be some self-examination among reporters about why they went so easy on him, and some will come out of the box wanting to prove their manhood – or womanhood."