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Trivia

Interesting bit of trivia with respect to the ?code names? used by the
Secret Service for the people they protect.

Barack and Michelle Obama: Renegade and Renaissance
Joe and Jill Biden: Celtic and Capri

George W and Laura Bush: Tumbler and Tempo
**** and Lynne Cheney: Angler and Author

Bill and Hillary Clinton: Eagle and Evergreen
Al and Tipper Gore: Sundance and Skylark

George and Barbara Bush: Timberwolf and Tranquility

Ronald and Nancy Reagan: Rawhide and Rainbow

Jimmy and Rosalyn Carter: Deacon and Dancer

Gerald and Betty Ford: Passkey and Pinafore

Richard and Pat Nixon: Searchlight and Starlight

Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson: Volunteer and Victoria

John and Jackie Kennedy: Lancer and Lace

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Ever wonder what the point of code names are

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when the list is public information?

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It's like flying...

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It's like flying, when a gaggle of people are on the same frequency. Hearing the code name notifies the people dealing with that name about things that relate specifically to that person.

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Exactly what I thought too.

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That's VERY SECRET SERVICE! It's an open book. Just call them by their names now!

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More trivia..

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The Secret Service started in 1865, and their job was to deal with counterfeit currency. Although they provided part-time protection of President Cleveland in 1894, it wasn't until 1902 that the Secret Service assumed full-time responsibility for protection of the President.
I can't see any problem with their keeping the name of "Secret Service" after they assumed that duty.

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I didn't mean the SS...

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I meant call the president and his family by their names. But after reading the posts I understand that it was not code names to make the President and his family secret from outsiders, but just an internal thing.

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It reduces confusion.

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And it's cool.

You can't just say "Obama is missing!" over the Secret Service frequency. And it's easier for each detail to stay keyed in on the code name rather than having to parse a first name, a last name, a title, a generational qualifier, etc. If there's a Bush family gathering at the White House using "George Bush", or even "the president" could be a source of confusion.

I volunteer at an environmental center that has a high ropes course. The director is named Dan also. When we're working the course together it can get confusing if someone yells "Dan, let go of the rope!". If the wrong Dan lets go things could get squishy, and not in a good way. I have to go by a nickname to avoid confusion.

Dan

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Here are some more

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Locations/Groups/Organizations

ACROBAT ANDREWS AIR FORCE BASE, MARYLAND
ANDY ANDREWS AIR FORCE BASE, MARYLAND
BACKSEAT SECRET SERVICE MOTORSCOOTER UNIT
BAGPIPE SECRET SERVICE LIASON UNIT
BAMBOO PRESIDENTIAL MOTORCADE
BANDBOX SECRET SERVICE WHITE HOUSE UNIT
BASEBALL SECRET SERVICE TRAINING DIVISION
BEEHIVE SECRET SERVICE TECH DEVELOPMENT DIVISION
BELLHOP ONE SECRET SERVICE ELIPSE MOTORSCOOTERS
BELLHOP TWO SECRET SERVICE WHITE HOUSE MOTORSCOOTERS

Who do you think would be given these nicknames?

UNKNOWN

APOLLO
BACKHOE
BALLFIELD
BAREFOOT
BUSCUIT
BULLPEN
BUNKER
CARBON
CASTLE
CHAMPION
CITADEL
CLOTHES BRUSH
CORKSCREW
FABLE
FIDDLER
FRACTION
GIMLET
GLADIOLA
GOFFER
HOBNAIL
KILEY
MUSTANG
PUSHBUTTON
RAINBOW TRAIL
REGISTER
ROB ROY
ROSEBUSH
SANDBOX
SAWHORSE
SHADOW
SMELTER
SPECTATOR
STUTTER
SUGARFOOT
TAILOR
TEMPLER
TINKERBELL
TRAFFIC
TRANSIT
WALNUT

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