Secretary Solis? Not Yet.

By Brian Beutler

Her confirmation’s been delayed. Again.

A Senate committee today abruptly canceled a session to consider President Obama’s nomination of Rep. Hilda Solis to be labor secretary in the wake of a report saying that her husband yesterday paid about $6,400 to settle tax liens against his business — liens that had been outstanding for as long as 16 years.

I didn’t realize her husband was going to be labor secretary. And what of the wives of… well, any cabinet member?

Solis got the nod on December 18th. So it’s been, what, seven weeks? Elaine Chao got confirmed in about two. But, of course, her husband is Mitch McConnell, and he surely has no skeletons in his closet.