Actress Mary McDonnell has played a first lady (Independence Day) and president of the 12 colonies (Battlestar Galactica) which makes her just as qualified as you or I (well, me anyway) to opine on whether Hillary Clinton should be president.

Her answer (to Closer Weekly) is . . . of course. The country is overdue for a female president, the actress says. She recently met Clinton at an awards event and "It was just wonderful . . . Her speech was amazingly confident, clear and, I would have to say, presidential!

Scoff all you want. But if McDonnell somehow winds up as Secretary of Education, watch out.