Washington (CNN) - Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine got a holiday surprise Tuesday morning when a mysterious "Barry from D.C" called WTOP's call-in radio show to complain about traffic.
Turns out the call was coming from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, and was none other than President Barack Obama.
"Well, uh Governor Kaine, this is actually the President of The United States calling," Obama said after being announced on the show as "Barry from D.C."
Kaine, seemingly taken by complete surprise responded with laughter saying, "No. Oh my gosh."
"I just wanted to say how proud we are of your service as governor of the Common Wealth of Virginia," Obama continued. "And just wish you and the family all the best this Christmas season after just a terrific round of service for the people of Virginia."
Kaine thanked the president for his warm wishes, and said in his four years as governor his happiest day was when Obama was elected president.
The two went on to joke about their wives being "superior" to them.
"You and me have to stick together since we're married to better people," Obama joked.
Kaine, who was named Chairman of the Democratic National Committee last January, will be succeeded as governor by Republican Bob McDonnell in January 2010.
Kaine said he looked forward to continuing to be "helpful."