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UNDER WRAPS  Secrecy Surrounded Ryan Pick Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP Photo

Secrecy Surrounded Ryan Pick

Mitt Romney knew Paul Ryan was his VP pick Aug. 1—but keeping that decision a secret took some careful planning. Beth Myers, who led the presumptive Republican nominee’s search, broke the silence around the pick Saturday, saying that the campaign had to arrange a covert rendezvous between the two men in Brookline, Mass., before the choice became final. For that tête-à-tête, Ryan had to travel from Wisconsin to an airport in Connecticut wearing sunglasses and a baseball hat so he would not be recognized, and Romney escaped reporters camped out near his vacation home. “We gave a lot of thought on how to make this work undetected,” Myers said.

August 12, 2012 7:21 AM