Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Addams Family??

Every man sees in his relatives, and especially in his cousins, a series of grotesque caricatures of himself.
H. L. Mencken (1880–1956), journalist

You can’t make this stuff up, but on the other hand what does it mean?

In an interview with MSNBC's Norah O'Donnell, Lynne Cheney revealed that while researching the Cheney family tree for her new book "Blue Skies, No Fences," she discovered that the Vice President Cheney and Barack Obama are related -- albeit distantly. According to Mrs. Cheney, the two politicians are eighth cousins.

The Sun-Times says that Obama and George Bush are 11th cousins, and Obama and Cheney are ninth cousins once removed. It seems we're all related....

I just heard that someone from Obama's campaign said, Cheney is obviously the black sheep of the family.


Jack Steiner said...

It really is kind of wacky.

The Misanthrope said...

Snap, Snap.

David Amulet said...

Go back eight or nine generations, and I'm probably related to Jessica Alba.

That doesn't rule out a hook-up, does it?

-- david