" Lynne Cheney: VP, Obama are eighth cousins Obama camp responds to revelation: ‘Every family has a black sheep’
WASHINGTON - Though they may spar across the political aisle, Vice President Dick Cheney is close enough to Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama to call him “cousin.”
Eighth cousin, that is.
Lynne Cheney, the vice president’s wife, revealed this tantalizing bit of political trivia during a television interview Tuesday.
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 descendent of Mareen Duvall. This French Huguenot’s son married the granddaughter of a Richard Cheney, who arrived in Maryland in the late 1650s from England, said Ginny Justice, a spokeswoman for Lynne Cheney.
The vice president’s full name is Richard B. Cheney.
A spokesman for Obama, who wants to be the first black U.S. president, offered a tongue-in-cheek response. “Every family has a black sheep,” said spokesman Bill Burton.
Lynne Cheney did not reference the ancestral ties between her husband and Obama in the book. "
Unlike Dick this descendant of Richard Cheney is going all the way to the White House in a month's time so do enjoy the irony of it all ;-).
p.s. INTEL is toast, Abu Dhabi will outspend it all the way to oblivion so do enjoy again ;-).
Dude, you have a right to be depressed. I have long argued that American's are financially and economically illiterate. Most people will believe whatever they hear, and vote not based on facts, rather, emotion. The candidate that is best able to convince these lemmings wins, but I am with you, even I underestimated just how ignorant the population at large really is.
Try to look at it positively though---if Obama wins, it will provide the greatest opportunity for wealth building ANY generation has ever known. All you have to do is SHORT the market as a whole, and buy long government programs. While I don’t claim this will be easy, there is no doubt going to be opportunities to go long social programs when the populace starts buying, and then SHORT THE DOG doodoo out of them as America goes to $0 and bankrupt.
If Obama is elected, this will make the mistakes of his predecessors (Barney Frank, Frank Schumer---the architects of this mortgage meltdown) look like child’s play.
So my friend, do like the Democrats do----just look out for yourself and find ways to profit on the downside….America is proving that it wants to be a socialist country and there is not a @#$@ think we can do about. While the idiots blame Bush for all of this (for the record, I hate Bush), the fact is Bush had nothing to do with this meltdown (that is getting Obama elected because people are ignorant and gullible). The fact is, this meltdown was a confluence of events whose stage was set during the 1990’s by government social programs (Clinton, Barney Frank, Charles Schumer, et al). While Republicans share some of the blame, they did try to rein this mess in 2005, but the Democrats blocked them. Ignorant fools can lament all they want that this is Bush’s fault, but they just goes to prove that we as a society are really screwed. When the population at large is that ignorant, it tells you that major social change is taking place----the ignorant are seizing control from the intelligent.
Look, my friend, for shorting opportunities because you cannot get any more of a guarantee that this nation is in decline than the facts you posted in your message----it doesn’t get any clearer than that. If, on the other hand, America comes to its senses between now and election day, well, perhaps people are not as stupid as I think ….well, they are financially illiterate. If, on the other hand, as you and I both suspect, Obama is elected, let us just hope that everything collapses and enough people finally realize that the socialism charge that has seized this country since the 1990’s is destroying it.