I searched around but could not find anyone else with this problem, this happened on two installations of Magento so I figure I am probably doing something wrong.
The "CMS" tab on the admin menu navbar is not there. Both admin users have "all" access, I even tried created in a new role with everything check manually but that did not work. When I first installed the CMS tag was there.
Any help about how to get this turned back on greatly appreciated!
Problem solved. Somehow "mage_cms" was disabled in configuration / advanced. This has happened on two installs.