Thursday, November 20, 2008

Obama Family Secret Service Code Names

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Back in the days before encrypted technology, the Secret Service used to attribute code names to the First Family for security purposes. They no longer serve as a security function, but the Secret Service still grants names for brevity and tradition. This list reveals code names for the incoming administration:

President-elect Barack Obama: Renegade

Michelle Obama: Renaissance

Malia Obama: Radiance

Sasha Obama: Rosebud

Vice President-elect Joe Biden: Celtic

Jill Biden: Capri

Traditionally, Secret Service code names are common terms which are easily understood. Typically the First Family names all start with the same letter.

As an aside: ever wonder why Secret Service agents seem to always wear sunglasses? Part of the reason is the same reason we all wear sunglasses - to reduce glare. But they also serve as a screen so that would-be assailants have a harder time figuring out exactly where the agents are looking.