Obama, Dick Cheney Cousins

Dick Cheney's wife, Lynne, uncovered that her husband and Obama are in fact cousins.

She said she uncovered the long-ago ties between the two while researching her ancestry for her latest book, "Blue Skies, No Fences," a memoir about growing up in Wyoming.

"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.

According to her spokeswoman, Sen. Obama, D-Ill., is a descendant 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.

The vice president's full name is Richard B. Cheney. (SOURCE)

A spokesman for Obama replied, "Every family has a black sheep."

sidebar: It is mighty peculiar that this information was brought out during the peak time of presidential campaigning. The Bush Administration is not slick at all. Black folks are still going to support Obama, even though, he has a trigger-happy cousin.

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