No matter what happens, the Democrat party is going to have a nominee. It’s likely going to be Clinton. Shudder. But it turns out that Barack Obama might not be as bad as logic would dictate.
Though they may spar across the political aisle, Vice President Dick Cheney is close enough to Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama to call him “cousin.” Eighth cousin, that is.
So Cheney blood courses through Obama’s veins. That could be a good thing.
“This is such an amazing American story that one ancestor … could be responsible down the family lines for lives that have taken such different and varied paths as Dick’s and Barack Obama,” Lynne Cheney told MSNBC.
But here’s where it gets tricky.
According to her spokeswoman, Sen. Obama, D-Ill., is a descendent of Mareen Duvall. This French Huguenot’s son married the granddaughter of a Richard Cheney, who arrived in Maryland in the late 1650’s from England, said Ginny Justice, a spokeswoman for Lynne Cheney.
French. Now that makes a certain amount of sense. In a bad way. The race pimps at the Obama campaign joked about the incredible revelation to try and downplay the cousin connection.
A spokesman for Obama, who wants to be the first black U.S. president, offered a tongue-in-cheek response. “Every family has a black sheep,” said spokesman Bill Burton.
Also interesting is the fact that Obama is also related to our current President, George W. Bush.
It sure would be an awkward family reunion. But, believe it or not, Barack Obama is related to both President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney.
So maybe, although he’d be a trainwreck of a President, he might be the best of the rotten Democrat bunch. At least Obama is not related to the Clintons. I don’t think anybody is, other than Satan and his minions.