Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world's only daily column that's pondering our Secret Service code name should we ever run for POTUS.
We've heard that protocol dictates it should be an unambiguous word that can be easily pronounced and quickly understood, and nothing too common. Which makes sense, 'cause you don't want to pick something like "car" and then say something all Secret Service code-y sounding like "the car's broken down on the side of the road, over," and have everyone freak out, when maybe there really is an automobile in dire need of fixing.
We here at Summit Up Headquarters want something cool and dangerous sounding, like Paul Ryan's new name, "Bowhunter," which he apparently picked himself. Nothing too embarrassing, like Richard Nixon's, which was (no joke) "Searchlight," or Ted Kennedy's, "Sunburn."
(In case you're wondering, Obama's is Renegade, which he picked from a list of "r" words, and Romney's is "Javelin," a model of car made by American Motors, the company his pops ran).
So here at Summit Up, we're thinking maybe we should be "Bloodhound" since we're always sniffin' out the news. Bloodhounds are known for their keen sense of smell, and a "tenacious tracking instinct," as Wikipedia puts it. "The breed is gentle, yet tireless when following a scent," it says, which we feel is a pretty apt description of us.
Anyhoo, today we have a found farewell to Liz Sullivan of Dillon Family Dental from Elizabeth Anderson of Dillon Valley, who writes thusly, "Say it is not so! Liz Sullivan is leaving Dillon Family Dental. Indeed, your gentle manner will be 'sorely' missed ... All the best to you and your family. You have done us such a great service."