Dick Cheney and Barack Obama are cousins
File this under "Who'd a-thunk it?
There's no sign of a family reunion planned, but U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney and Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama are distant cousins.
So says the vice president's wife, Lynne Cheney, who said she discovered that her husband of 43 years is eighth cousins with the senator from Illinois.
The two men could hardly be more different. ... ...
The common ancestor was Mareen Devall, who the Chicago Sun-Times said was a 17th century immigrant from France.
Sometimes you just gotta laugh!