If you know US Congress very well, then you are probably familiar with Wisconsin-born Paul Ryan. This US House of Representatives was the 54th speaker for this section of Congress and was affiliated with the Republican Party. Of course, being a Republican often entails stereotypes, and we can say that the former speaker for the US House of Representatives was more than obliging.
Republicans are generally pro-guns, and being pro-guns often involves hunting, which is one of Ryan’s favorite past times. In fact, Ryan loved hunting so much that the code name he was given by the Secret Service was “bowhunter.” With Ryan’s love for hunting and expertise with a bow and rifle, we’re not sure he is exactly in need of Secret Service services.
Lady Bird Johnson
The Secret Service must have had a real conundrum on their hands when they had to assign a code name to the wife of the 36th president, Lady Bird Johnson. How is it possible to come up with a unique code name when her first names are “Lady” and “Bird”? The Secret Service chose a name not particularly noteworthy.
As the rest of the family with given code names beginning with the letter ‘V,’ Lady Bird was given the code name “Victoria.” Honestly, it seems more appropriate for the name of a colonial queen – one who lived in the 19th century. That being said, Lady Bird Johnson did have something regal about her. Even more interesting, this former First Lady’s first names were actually “Claudia” and “Alta.”
What surprises us about Karen Pence – the former American Second Lady – is that she was not born in Indiana. Everything about Mike Pence involves loyalty to his birth state Indiana, but apparently, Karen Pence – formerly Karen Batten and Karen Whitaker – must be something truly special. Before becoming the Second Lady of the USA in 2017, Karen worked as an art teacher.
Interestingly, she had studied to become an educator in science, but her passion and lifelong dedication to watercolor painting made her the perfect art teacher. When her husband became the 48th vice president, Karen Pence was given the Secret Service code name “Hummingbird,” which is rather sweet as she is a honeybee advocate.
How can the 45th president of America not make this list? Whether you love him or hate him – and there are plenty of peeps who love and hate him – Donald Trump has been an unforgettable addition to the history of US presidents. It is actually because of Trump’s background and success in business that has caused such a divide.
Trump has both camps – haters and uber-Trump fans. It is also because of his background in business that when Donald Trump was sworn into office on January 20, 2017, he was given the Secret Service code name “mogul” – the man was literally a business mogul. You have to admit the Secret Service chose the perfect name for the former US president.
This US Senator was one step away from becoming president of the USA in 2012, but sadly he lost out to Barack Obama. Since then, this Republican accepted his loss and make peace with being a US Senator in the state of Utah. Before the 2012 elections, Mitt Romney served as the Governor of Massachusetts from January 2003 to January 2007.
Though Romney missed his opportunity twice to become US president, he is still an important political person. The Secret Service gave him the code name “Javelin” after a 2002 Olympic Event in which Romney was personally involved, as well as the name of a car model that was produced by American Motors, of which Romney’s father was the CEO. Definitely a suitable name for “Javelin,” a.k.a Romney.