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CODE NAMES

Well there's just nothing more fun about politics than finding out the secret service code names ....for those they protect:

Paul Ryan, who received Secret Service protection last month after being picked as Mitt Romney's running mate, has his new Secret Service code name to brandish: "Bowhunter."

Ryan--a skilled archer and deer hunter whose "kills" are well documented--chose the code name himself. Ryan's wife, Janna, is "Buttercup."

Romney, who has had Secret Service protection since January, is known as "Javelin"--a handle that could refer to a vintage muscle car manufactured by American Motors Corporation where Romney's father, George, was once chairman.

President Barack Obama's Secret Service code name, chosen during his 2008 presidential campaign, is "Renegade." Michelle Obama's code name is "Renaissance," while first daughters Malia and Sacha go by "Radiance" and "Rosebud," respectively.

Obama's opponent in the 2008 election, Sen. John McCain, was "Phoenix," a nod to his home state. McCain's running mate, Sarah Palin, was "Denali."

 

What's your code name? Ashley is "The Poet." David is "Newsman." Josh is "Phantom." And Brad... he "The Bump!"