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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Obama and Bush are Like Family. Really.

Posted By on Wed, Mar 26, 2008 at 10:26 AM

Finally, someone has taken on the heady task of figuring out what famous people our democratic presidential candidates are vaguely related to.According to an AP article from today, researchers at the New England Historic Genealogical society have found that Hillary Clinton is kind-of, sort-of related to Angelina Jolie while Barack Obama is a distant cousin of her boyfriend, Brad Pitt. Finally, a news item that affords publications the opportunity to feature pictures of actual hot people instead of average looking presidential candidates. Clinton is also related to Celine Dion, Alanis Morissette and Madonna. Obama is related to six US Presidents, including George W. Bush, which of course allows genealogist Christopher Child to loftily point out that “while the candidates often focus on pointing out differences between them, their ancestry shows they are more alike than they think.” You’ve given us a lot to think about today, Mr.Childs.-Andy Wright

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