Monday, November 10, 2008

Like "Maverick", BUT MORE BADASS

President Elect Obama's Secret Service Codename:

The Secret Service traditionally 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.

President-elect Barack Obama: R E N E G A D E

Now, lets compare this to past Presidents:

Dwight Eisenhower - Scorecard or Providence
John F. Kennedy - Lancer
Richard Nixon - Searchlight
Gerald Ford - Passkey
Jimmy Carter - Lock Master/ Deacon (close 2nd place in my opinion for best)
Ronald Reagan - Rawhide (yee frickin' haw Gorbachev)
George H. W. Bush - Timberwolf
Bill Clinton - Eagle
George W. Bush - Tumbler (I'll let J.N. take care of this one)


  1. You're Forgetting one of the greatest presidential code names in history. FDR aka Speedracer.

    (scroll to the bottom)

  3. Haaaaha – awesome title.

    And word, it's completely perfect that Wikipedia has not only incorporated it into Obama's main page, but has a added the fact to the disambiguation of renegade itself. Not that it doesn't belong there. But damn, fast.