Thursday, October 18, 2007

Obama and Cheney are Cousins

When I wrote on August 21 (see below) that a video clip from the 90's showing Dick Cheney explaining why it made no sense to invade Iraq after the Gulf War was in reality a sly performance by Barack Obama in white-face, some readers took it for tongue-in-cheek. Think again.

Lynn Cheney discloses in this video that her genealogical research has revealed that Dick Cheney and Barack Obama are cousins in the eighth degree.

So far as we know, Lynn is still alive. I conclude from this that she disclosed her research to Dick and went public with it with his approval.

A Family Gathering

With this revelation we can now understand how Obama was able to do such a convincing impersonation of Cheney in the video clip from the 90's. It was in his genes.

My hat is off to Bill Burton of the the Obama campaign who made the obvious but unavoidable quip when informed of Lynn Cheney's discovery:

"Obviously, Dick Cheney is sort of the black sheep of the family."

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