ROSS REILY: Hello, Mr. President, can you hear me now?

My kids, all three of them, are really big fans of President Obama.

It has nothing to do with their political affiliation, mind you, considering they are all 8 and under.

My 7- and 8-year-olds got to meet him and shake his hand when he was running for president back in ’08, and, from then on, he could do no wrong.

I get it.

When I was a kid, former Mississippi Gov. Bill Waller was really nice to me and even let me get into the helicopter he had been riding in. He would’ve taken me for a ride had my mother not stepped in.

As far as I was concerned, Gov. Waller was the coolest guy on the planet, regardless of his politics.