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  • They're all brothers in politics. Actually, I believe it was reported that WAY back when, there was a common ancestor to both Cheney and Obama.
  • well most likely everyone in the world is related in some way if the earth had to start with a man and women
  • It would be interesting to find out. Most of the US presidents are descended from English Kings like Edward III Edward II and King John (as am I! and probably all people with any British descent), so it only takes a good genealogist to follow up his mum's line and see if she ties in on one of the many descent lines from the Plantagenet Kings. Someone will do it.
  • Distant cousin to Cheney word has it.
  • 1) "Ginny Justice, a spokeswoman for Mrs. Cheney, told MSNBC that Obama is a descendant of French Huguenot Mareen Duvall, whose son wed the granddaughter of the Englishman Richard Cheney in the 1600's. Fox News on Wednesday also cited a report last month in the Chicago Sun-Times, which indicated Obama also had a distant genealogical connection to President Bush. The two are 11th cousins, according to the paper." "Every time some new president gets installed -- elected to the United States presidency -- somebody does the whole lineage and, invariably, it leads back to the Queen of England," said Fox and Friends co-host Steve Doocy. "Everybody's always related to the Queen of England." An Obama spokesman commented that "every family has a black sheep."" Source and further information: http://rawstory.com/news/2007/FOX_Obama_related_to_Bush_Cheney_1017.html 2) "Obama and Bush are 11th cousins. That's because they share the same great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great grandparents -- Samuel Hinckley and Sarah Soole Hinckley of 17th century Massachusetts. " "That means Obama and former President George Herbert Walker Bush are 10th cousins once removed. Obama is related to Cheney through Mareen Duvall, a 17th century immigrant from France. Mareen and Susannah Duvall were Obama's great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great grandparents and Cheney's great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great grandparents. That makes Obama and Cheney ninth cousins once removed. " Source and further information: http://www.suntimes.com/news/politics/obama/familytree/545460,BSX-News-wotreea09.article
  • Does this mean Obama is likely to shoot a friend in the face by accident?
  • Good grief, I hope not...that is the scariest thing I've ever heard! :(
  • I think that everyone in the world is related to each other in some way or other, so I would say that it is true that Obama is somehow related to both Bush and Cheney.
  • And the Clintons, and the Kennedys, who all can be traced back to the Illuminati, who are related to space men (and Homer Simpson). Believe me, I've heard rumors about famous political families being connected in every way possible. I concluded that this is simply due to the fact that most politicians are blue-bloods (ultra-upper-class) and those folks like to keep it in the family, so to speak.
  • *edit* meant to be a comment...

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