11 Great Secret Service Code Names

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No points for guessing who came up with Paul Ryan’s new Secret Service code name. The Republican vice presidential nominee and unrequited Rage Against the Machine aficionado reportedly chose it himself because, well, he is one: Bowhunter. Marc Ambinder at GQ has the exclusive:

Where some candidates choose evocative names—President Obama sees himself as a “Renegade,” while George W. Bush was a “Trailblazer.” Ryan got to choose his favorite hobby. The man is a skilled archer, a hunter of deer and animal, and an aficionado of the sport.

For more, check out TIME’s list of some of the greatest Secret Service code names in history.

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2 comments
SmallSpeakHouse
SmallSpeakHouse

Paul Ryan = Hawkeye? Just kidding. At least that's better than Cupid.

Andrew Grimm
Andrew Grimm

So is his secret service name Archer .. Deer .. or just Animal?