The Obamas get their Code names

November 11th, 2008 - 6:41 pm ICT by Bupha Ravirot  

strongObama family members have already been given awesome nicknames by the Secret Service Code Names. /strong

Code terms the Secret Service uses to refer to members of the family. For the Obamas, each of the member has thier name started with the letter ‘R’. Barack Obama’s is “Renegade,” Michelle Obama’s is “Renaissance,” Malia Obama’s is “Radiance,” and Sasha Obama’s is “Rosebud”.

Vice President -Elect, Joe and Jill Biden also received code names, Joe Biden’s is “Celtic” and Jill Biden’s is “Capri”.

Traditionally the Secret Service has given pithy, private names to those whose lives they protect. The monikers are a throwback to a time when electronic communications were not encrypted, and they no longer serve a security function. Still, they give an occasional peek at the players’ personalities, in addition to serving as great trivia questions.

Clinton and Bush family also used to be given code names, Bill Clinton used to be referred to as ‘Eagle’ and Hillary as ‘Evergreen’. For the Bush family, George W. was called as ‘Tumbler’, Laura was ‘Tempo’ and George Sr. was ‘Sheepskin’.

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