Obama’s Secret Service Nickname: “Renegade”

"Renegade"Following in an old Secret Service tradition, the first family-elect has some nifty little nicknames.   Obama is now the “Renegade” , which we assume he prefers over “Maverick”.

Rex W. Huppke
Chicago Tribune
Since the time of Harry Truman, presidents and their families have been assigned security code names.
Truman’s was “General.” Dwight Eisenhower was known as “Providence.” And John F. Kennedy, perhaps suggesting a Camelot theme, was “Lancer.”
The Obama family has received its new-and alliterative-names: “Renegade” (Barack), “Renaissance” (Michelle), “Radiance” (Malia) and “Rosebud” (Sasha).
These not-so-secret names used by the Secret Service are chosen by the White House Communications Agency, the brains behind dubbing Ronald Reagan “Rawhide” and Rosalynn Carter “Dancer,” Jacqueline Kennedy “Lace” and Caroline Kennedy “Lyric.”
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