Barack Obama a cousin to Cheney, Bush
Special to The Canadian
Current U.S. President Barack Obama is related both to former Vice President Dick Cheney and former U.S. President George W. Bush.
The fortmer vice president’s wife, Lynne, had once said during an interview with MSNBC that her husband and Obama were eighth cousins, a fact she discovered while researching family ancestry for her new memoir.
Ginny Justice, a spokeswoman for Mrs. Cheney, told MSNBC that Obama is a descendant of French Huguenot Mareen Duvall, whose son wed the granddaughter of the Englishman Richard Cheney in the 1600’s.
Fox News had also cited a report that was published in the Chicago Sun-Times, which indicated Obama also had a distant genealogical connection to President Bush. The two are 11th cousins, according to the paper.
“Every time some new president gets installed — elected to the United States presidency — somebody does the whole lineage and, invariably, it leads back to the Queen of England,” said Fox and Friends co-host Steve Doocy. “Everybody’s always related to the Queen of England.”
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