Family Ties Between Obama and Cheney?
Vice President Dick Cheney's wife Lynne Cheney said during a television interview on Tuesday that she had uncovered family ties between her husband and Barak Obama while researching family history for her latest book "Blue Skies, No Fences."
According to her research, the two are eighth cousins. According to MSNBC the two are ninth cousins once removed.
"This is such an amazing American story, lives that have taken such different and varied paths as Dick's and Barak Obama," Lynne Cheney said.
Obama's spokesman said when hearing that he is distantly related to Cheney that, "every family has a black sheep."