Stevieslaw Exclusive: Secret Service code names(Steve Bannon now Wormtongue)
It has long been known that the Secret Service uses code names for the President, Vice-President and his closest advisors so they may react to an emergency without letting an adversary know what they are responding to.
Now, our very own political correspondent, Smokey Diamond, has come up with the names the Secret Service will be using for the new administration. Smokey tells us that the names have been derived from the last two volumes of The Ring Trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien. In the interest of National Security, Smokey has refused to divulge the codes used for Donald Trump or Mike Pence (feel free to pencil in Sauron and Saruman next to their names if you like), but citing that same national security, Smokey is thrilled to be able to tell everyone that Steve Bannon is now know as Grima Wormtongue.
Gríma, called (the) Wormtongue, is introduced in The Two Towers as the chief advisor to King Théoden of Rohan and henchman of Saruman. Gríma serves as an archetypal sycophant, flatterer, liar, and manipulator, and is considered to be based by Tolkien on the Beowulf character Unferth.
Wormtongue has also been known to eat hobbits and to lust after youngish elves.
Smokey feels that Wormtongue a concise and accurate characterization of Steve Bannon—“always call a nazi a nazi,” she is fond of saying.
Here at Stevieslaw, we suggest that everyone use the appellation “wormtongue,” any time they want to write or talk about Mr. Bannon—oops, I mean wormtongue.