I'm sure you've already heard about this, but for those of you who haven't, get ready for some laughs. While doing research for her latest book, "Blue Skies, No Fences," Lynne Cheney uncovered that Barak Obama and Vice President Dick Cheney share a common ancestor, eventually leading the the revelation that they're 9th cousins.
Here a quote from MSNBC:
“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."
Obama is related to Cheney through Mareen Duvall, a 17th century immigrant from France. Mareen and Susannah Duvall were Obama's great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great grandparents and Cheney's great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great grandparents.
George W. Bush and Obama, meanwhile, are 10th cousins once removed - linked through a 17th century Massachusetts couple, Samuel Hinckley and Sarah Soole, according to the Sun-Times.
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Here's the sketch: