Paul Ryan’s Code Name: ‘Bowhunter’

Paul Ryan’s Secret Service code name is “Bowhunter,” a Romney-Ryan campaign official revealed to GQ. The Republican vice-presidential candidate is an avid outdoorsman, known for his prowess with a bow and arrow—he’s on the cover of an upcoming issue of Deer and Deer Hunting magazine—and is an able noodler, a form of fishing in which sportsmen grab catfish with their bare hands. Ryan’s wife, Janna, was given the code name “Buttercup.” A spokesperson for the Secret Service declined to comment to GQ.