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 …