Friday, November 14, 2008

and u will be called Renegade - Obama's codename

Renegade: Barack Obama, President-elect
Renaissance: Michelle Obama, president-elect's wife
Radiance: Malia Obama, president-elect's daughter
Rosebud: Sasha Obama, president-elect's daughter
Trailblazer: George W Bush, President
Tempo: Laura Bush, First Lady
Rawhide: Ronald Reagan, ex-President
Smurfette: Kareena Gore, ex-vice-president's daughter
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Barack Obama is called Renegade, while his wife Michelle is Renaissance, and their daughters Rosebud and Radiance.

They will replace Trailblazer (President George W Bush) and his wife Tempo in the White House on 20 January.

The names are chosen to be easily pronounced and understood when agents use radio communications.

When 19-year-old Karenna Gore's father became vice-president in 1993 she had to choose
"Ever since four years ago, when I was put on the spot and told 'two syllables' and 'It has to start with an s,' I have been cringing in the back seat when identified as 'Smurfette'."

Vice-President-elect Joe Biden is known as Celtic.

The outgoing president retains his code name as he and his family will continue to have Secret Service protection.

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