Baseball Crank
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October 17, 2007
POLITICS: I Love Political Correctness

Sometimes it's just so cute. Apparently, according to Lynne Cheney, Dick Cheney and Barack Obama are eighth cousins. "The common ancestor was Mareen Devall, who the Chicago Sun-Times said was a 17th century immigrant from France." (Noted in the Diaries here).

The wire story by Reuters explains why this is surprising:

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.

Yeah, that's the first thing I would notice to look at them ...

Posted by Baseball Crank at 12:44 PM | Politics 2007 | Comments (3) | TrackBack (0)

Ah, now I understand why Obama invited Hillary on a hunting trip.

Posted by: abe at October 17, 2007 1:51 PM

Does Reuters believe politics is hereditary? Teddy and Franklin Roosevelt must be spinning in their graves.

Posted by: joated at October 17, 2007 6:04 PM

I refuse to believe Teddy and Franklin were related. After all, according to Reuters, Teddy had a mustache and Franklin didn't.

Posted by: Daryl Rosenblatt at October 18, 2007 11:45 AM
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