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    What should her code name be?

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    FWIW, they usually give everyone in a family the same first initial, so that JFK was Lancer and Jackie was Lace, for instance.

    How about:

    Advocate (for her long legal career)
    Golden (for the Golden State)
    Trailblazer (for the first female VP, if elected)

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    Just found this - looks like the woman who is now Vice President-elect has had one since August. I wasn't too far off with "Trailblazer": https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/17/polit...eer/index.html

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    Had to share this here - some fun with POTUS codenames: https://www.chopshopstore.com/collec...nt=14925497347

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    More on USSS codenames in the Sixties:

    What are commonly known as “Secret Service code names” are actually designations given by the White House communications agency to officials and their families and are grouped around the same letters: All the Kennedy family names began with L: Lancer for JFK, Lace for Jackie, Lyric for Caroline, and Lark for John Jr. The Johnson family had received V names: Volunteer for Lyndon, Victoria for Lady Bird, Velvet for Lynda, and Venus for Luci. White House staff had names that began with W. Altogether, more than 200 were in use at a given time.

    “I committed about 50 to memory and instructed others to use their last name,” [Air Force One] radioman Trimble recalled later. Then there were separate code names for major destinations: Crown was the White House, Valley the Vice President’s residence at The Elms. “Originally, the code names were a good idea and did facilitate communications, but like most everything else in government, [they’ve] gotten out of hand,” Trimble recalled. It was a lot to keep straight in a conversation.

    From here: https://www.washingtonian.com/projec...ut2.html#story

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