But leave it to Barack Obama to go and one up his fellow pols, by appearing to magically silence a wailing baby with only a simple touch. It's a feat of infant-wrangling that appears to surprise even First Lady Michelle Obama.
It happened last week at the president's annual congressional picnic on the South Lawn of the White House and was captured on video by an Obama staff videographer.
You can watch the video after the jump:
(Photo of the Obamas: Pete Souza/WH)