by Chris Durden and Jim Grawe (WICHITA, Kan.)
Although no official cabinet appointments have been made, President-elect Barack Obama's cabinet is already taking shape.
Unofficially, the roster includes Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano as Secretary of Homeland Security; Washington lawyer Eric Holder as Attorney General; and former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle as Health and Human Services Secretary. Senator Hillary Clinton is also in contention to be Secretary of State.
Among the names also being talked about is Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius. The governor was one of Obama's earliest supporters. She campaigned for him across the country. She was also on the short-list for Vice-President.
Sebelius' has been mentioned for several positions including Secretary of the Interior, Commerce and Labor. MSNBC Political Director Chuck Todd fueled speculation when on his "First Read" blog entry he said Sebelius is being vetted for Labor and Energy Secretary. Sebelius' chances may have also gotten a boost today when Obama campaign finance chair Penny Pritzker dropped out of the running for Commerce Secretary.