What— No Charlemagne?

I am always in awe of genealogists. My grandmother has a big old book of history that chronicles that side of my family, but since she thinks sucking cock is evil, I won’t get to look at it 'til she is dead. Our presidential candidates, however, are thoroughly scrutinized by every genealogist on the planet, who immediately speak to the media upon finding any vaguely notable connection to give them something important to write.

Obama is distantly related to Brad Pitt and Hillary is distantly related to Angelina Jolie. Let 'em adopt a few orphans and that will make one helluva family reunion. It takes a Village, people!

Obama is also related to every President EVAH! Well, not all of them, but more than Hillary who can claim Madonna and Celine Dion. The candidate of CHANGE can keep the presidency alive.

Via Yahoo:
Clinton, who is of French-Canadian descent on her mother's side, is also a distant cousin of singers Madonna, Celine Dion and Alanis Morissette. Obama, the son of a white woman from Kansas and a black man from Kenya, can call six U.S. presidents, including George W. Bush, his cousins. McCain is a sixth cousin of first lady Laura Bush.

Obama has a prolific presidential lineage that features Democrats and Republicans. His distant cousins include President George W. Bush and his father, George H.W. Bush, Gerald Ford, Lyndon Johnson, Harry S. Truman and James Madison. Other Obama cousins include Vice President Dick Cheney, British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill and Civil War General Robert E. Lee.

Clinton's distant cousins include beatnik author Jack Kerouac and Camilla Parker-Bowles, wife of Prince Charles of England.

McCain's ancestry was more difficult to trace because records on his relatives were not as complete as records for the families of Obama and Clinton, Child said.

Obama and President Bush are 10th cousins, once removed, linked by Samuel Hinkley of Cape Cod, who died in 1662.
That "once removed" just seals it for me. It is SO important to know that!

If I were a god-fearing Christian, I could claim Adam AND Eve. I guess I will settle for Adam and Steve. Ha!

So, where the hell is Charlemagne?

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