On the one hand, the list of those non-Cabinet officials (being in the Cabinet, as we understand it, means you head a fully-chartered federal department) who are Cabinet-rank at this point is not exactly exhaustive: they include only the heads of the Council of Economic Advisors, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Office of Management & Budget, plus the Trade Representative, the Ambassador to the United Nations, and the President's chief-of-staff.
Even so. This is taking a little long--the first hundred days are over (perhaps you read about it last week?). If Mills is going to be made Cabinet-level, the administration needs to get on with it already. And if she's not going to be made Cabinet-level, then the administration needs to explain why not. Either way, it needs to happen soon.
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