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It has emerged that Barack Obama is a tenth cousin, once removed, of the man whose job he wants - George W Bush.
They are linked by Samuel Hinkley of Cape Cod, who died in 1662.
Mr Obama is also a distant cousin of the actor Brad Pitt while Hillary Clinton is related to Mr Pitt's girlfriend, Angelina Jolie.
The ties of the US Democratic rivals were established by a respected US genealogical organisation after three years' investigation.
Originally posted by dave420
Yup - we are all related, one way or another. There's nothing to this article apart from appealing to people who give two hoots about celebrities.
Originally posted by worldwatcher
not that I care for either Obama, Clinton or Bush, but in the grand scheme things I don't think their "family ties" matter one bit.