Thursday, October 18, 2007
Barrack Obama and Dick Cheney cousins?
The media is all abuzz with the recent revelation by the Lynne Cheney, the wife of vice president, Dick Cheney that he is the eighth cousin of US. Senator and Presidential Hopeful, Barrack Obama.
Apparently, Mrs. Cheney made the discovery when she while researching her while researching her ancestry for her new memoir, Blue Skies, No Fences.
According to her research, the Mrs Cheney's spokesman, Senator Obama is a descendant of Mareen Duvall whose son married the granddaughter Richard Cheney, a Bristish and Maryland native and ancestor/namesake of Vice President, Richard B. Cheney.
This just proves what I have long known, that if we dig deep enough and go far back enough, we will find that we are all related!
It was was only fairly recent that it was announced that Civil Rights Activist,The Rev. Al Sharpton is descended from a slave owned by relatives of the late senator and one-time segregationist Strom Thurmond and the fact that is well known that slaveowners often mingled blood with their slaves, they could very well be related as well.