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Gazette: Trump Should Nominate Mitt Romney for Secretary of State

Romney at CPAC 2011. Courtesy Gage Skidmore.

Courtesy Gage Skidmore.

By Editorial Board
Colorado Springs Gazette

After witnessing a dinner meeting with Mitt Romney this week, the country waits anxiously to learn whether President-elect Donald Trump will nominate him for secretary of state.

This week, Trump also met with former Gen. David Petraeus, whom he praised afterward, floating his name for the same position. It is no surprise Trump was impressed with Petraeus’ knowledge of foreign affairs, given Petraeus’ experience as top Army general and commander and as director of the CIA.

Trump will have to make his own decision, but we urge him to pick Romney.

The former Massachusetts governor met with The Gazette’s editorial board when he sought the presidency in 2012 as the GOP nominee. He impressed us with a deep command of foreign policy.

Romney’s selection would be a magnanimous act of reconciliation and would deepen the sense that the president-elect is big enough to welcome a wide range of views and doesn’t harbor grudges.

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Secret Service Agents Go After Tenn. Man in Theft of Mitt Romney’s Tax Returns

Michael Brown

By Allan Lengel

A Franklin, Tenn. man says Secret Service agents knocked down his door in September as part of a probe into the theft of Mitt and Ann Romney’s tax returns from PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Problem is, suspect Michael Brown says he has no idea why they’ve come after him.

The station reported that Brown said on Sept. 14 at 6:14 a.m. Secret Service agents kicked down the door to his home and forced him and his wife out of their bed in handcuffs.

“They said they’re here to serve a search warrant for Romney’s tax returns,” Brown told the station. “My first reaction was, ‘You’ve got to be kidding me.'”

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And Now for the Big News of the Campaign: GQ Discloses Paul Ryan’s Secret Service Code Name

 By Allan Lengel
In a presidential race that has been fairly dull so far comes this exciting news: GQ magazine has reported that Paul Ryan’s Secret Service code name is “Bowhunter.”

The magazine reports that Ryan’s favorite hobby is bow hunting. Romney’s code name is “Javelin,” which may come from the AMC car company his dad headed up, the magazine reported.

Did Someone Really Steal Mitt Romney’s Tax Records?

By Allan Lengel

Could it be that someone has stolen Mitt Romney’s much-talked about tax records?

Politico reports that the Secret Service is looking into a claim by someone that they were able to get tax records from the accounting firm of Pricewaterhouse Coopers in Franklin, Tenn.

The person is demanding a $1 million ransom for the records, Politico reports.

The accounting firm issued a statement saying: “We are working with the Secret Service. At this time, there is no evidence of unauthorized access to our data.”


Ron Paul Trashes Secret Service Protection

Ron Paul/official photo

By Allan Lengel

Presidential GOP hopeful Ron Paul is the only candidate left who doesn’t have Secret Service protection, and he has something to say about that.

He thinks it amounts to a “form of welfare,” according to CNN.

“You’re having the taxpayers pay to take care of somebody,” Paul told talk show host Jay Leno on Tuesday night. “And I’m an ordinary citizen, and I think I should pay for my own protection.”

Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich have protection.

On the lighter side, Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) said the other day of Santorum’s Secret Service Protection:

“I see that both Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum now have Secret Service with them on the campaign trail. And in Santorum’s case, I think it’s the first time he’s actually ever used protection.”

Publication Reveals GOP Candidates’ Secret Service Names

By Allan Lengel

Now comes the lighter side of the bumpy Republican presidential campaign.

The New York Daily News reports that GQ magazine has revealed the Secret Service code names for candidates Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum.

The paper reported that Romney chose the name “Javelin”. The paper reported that some speculated the name came from a 1960s muscle car made by American Motors, which Romney’s father George headed up.

The paper reported that Santorum picked “Petrus,” which means “rock” in Latin.

It’s too bad the Secret Service doesn’t let candidates pick their opponents’ names. Now that  would be interesting.


Newt Gingrich to Get Secret Service Protection

By Allan Lengel

It took a while.

CBS News reports that presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich will be getting Secret Service protection just like Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney.

The network pointed out that Ron Paul is now the only candidate left who doesn’t have the Secret Service protection.

Gingrich, who has been fading in the race, got a little injenction of hope Tuesday night with a primary victory in his home state of Georgia.