Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Let’s Keep it in the Family

In September 2007 it was published that Sen. Barack Obama was related to President George W Bush. A month later it was revealed that Obama is an eigth cousin, once removed, from Vice President Dick Cheney. At that stage Obama observed that “every family has a black sheep.”

Today it was reported that Obama is a distant cousin of Brad Pitt and Hilary Clinton is a distant cousin of Angelina Joley.

OK. Who cares? Some people obviously do.

Now, Obama has a very famous lineage it seems. Researchers have already established that he is related to the George W. "Don't mess with Texas" Bush and his father George H. W. Bush, Gerald Ford, Lyndon Johnson, Harry S. Truman, and James Madison. I guess that makes him presidential material. He is also related to Sir Winston Churchill and Civil War General Robert E. Lee.

Hilary Clinton, researchers claim is a distant cousins of Madonna, Celine Dion, Alanis Morissette, and Camilla Parker-Bowles. It doesn’t seem like there are any famous males in her lineage. Maybe that’s why so many cartoonists find her so “entertaining.” (Clap clap point point.)

Let me guess. By the time the conventions come around Barack Obama will be everyone’s “cousin” and have an even longer presidential lineage and Hilary Clinton, it will be reported that, not to make her feel unpresidential, she is actually married to a former president, Bill "Bluedress" Clinton.

Poor Sen. John McCain. His records are a bit murky. He is only a distant cousin of Laura Bush. Maybe that's why he is crying on Bush's shoulder.

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