Michael Reagan

At home in Los Angeles, it was the same deal. There were three agents per shift with me, three with Cameron and three with Ashley – again, 24/7.

The Secret Service drove my kids to school every day. You had a car and a driver, plus you had an agent in the right front seat and a backup car with one or two men.

We all had codenames. Mine was “Riddler.” The kids had codenames. Ashley already had her codename – “Raindrop” – before we knew whether she was a boy or a girl.

Since the Secret Service only protects blood relatives, my wife could go off by herself. It didn't make her feel so good, but as long as she had one of the kids in her arms she was protected. (By the way, if your marriage can survive eight years of constant Secret Service protection, it can survive anything.)

Yes, the cost of the Obamas’ travels is off the charts. Yes, it seems like they are traveling while Washington burns.

But should Michelle Obama not be allowed to take her kids and mom to China? Should I have not been allowed to travel because my father was president?

So let’s get over it.

Protecting the president and his family is more expensive than ever, but it’s something we have to do. Conservatives need to get out of the weeds, focus on what’s important and stop complaining about things they don’t know anything about.


Michael Reagan

Michael Reagan, the eldest son of Ronald Reagan, is heard daily by over 5 million listeners via his nationally syndicated talk radio program, “The Michael Reagan Show.”