Just found this on yahoo news...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - There's no sign of a family reunion planned, but U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney and Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama are distant cousins.
So says the vice president's wife, Lynne Cheney, who said she discovered that her husband of 43 years is eighth cousins with the senator from Illinois.
The two men could hardly be more different. Cheney is an advocate for pursuing the war in Iraq to try to stabilize the country, while Obama wants to get U.S. troops out of Iraq.
Mrs. Cheney told MSNBC on Tuesday that it was "an amazing American story that one ancestor ... could be responsible down the family line for lives that have taken such different and varied paths."
The common ancestor was Mareen Devall, who the Chicago Sun-Times said was a 17th century immigrant from France.
ah ha! i knew it!
well it comes to family matters especially mine, every cousins are a part of the family.
So does this mean that when Barack Obama goes hunting he's going to shoot someone as well?
I heard that Clinton and Bush were related too...
Actually this is interesting though almost pointless given the distance in their relationship. Actually it would still be pointless if they were brothers, they have differing views and if Obama's views are what we want as a president is all that really matter right now.
'Cause you give me something / That makes me scared, alright / This could be nothing / But I'm willing to give it a try / Please give me something
'Cause someday I might call you from my heart
4 years for Bush senior.
8 years for clinton
6 years for bush (and will be 8 years)
18 years total for those two names in power
and maybe another clinton will be the president, so we may add at least another 4 to the count..