Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Dick Cheney and Barack Obama Related...What?

This afternoon, Lynne Cheney, wife of Vice President Dick Cheney, made an appearance on MSNBC to promote her new book. Her interview didn't make much news until she dropped this to MSNBC anchor Norah Jones when asked about the Democratic candidates:

"One of the things I discovered [when researching for the book] is that Dick and Barack Obama are eighth cousins... Isn't that an amazing thing?"

Below is a link to the video... Fast forward to about '7:57' to hear Mrs. Cheney discuss her genealogical findings.

Lynne Cheney on new book, husband
Lynne Cheney on new book, husband

UPDATE: A bit more web browsing comes across this Sept. article from the Chicago Sun-Times discussing Obama's relation to BOTH President Bush and V.P. Dick Cheney. Does this mean Obama has the Presidency in his blood? Hmm...

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