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  1. #1 Palin Is Princess Diana's Cousin! 
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    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worl...ts-reveal.html

    Sarah Palin is related to Princess Diana, experts have revealed.

    John McCain’s White House race running mate is a 10th cousin of Princes Harry and William’s late mother, according to genealogists.

    And in another bizarre twist it emerged that the Republican governor of Alaska is also related to Democrat hero President Franklin D Roosevelt.
    Also related to FDR.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldwater View Post
    Any chance that you and Herbert Hoover are related ?
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    Every election cycle they come out with this stuff. Who really cares? How can it possibly relevant that any American is related (however closely) to any European blue blood? Didn't we fight two wars to dump the whole monarchy thing?
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    Who cares? after all, Obama is related to Brad Pitt!!! (DU mode)
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    I didn't say it was a bad thing, I thought it was interesting, thats all. Wow, touchy. :D

    Quote Originally Posted by LibraryLady View Post
    Who cares? after all, Obama is related to Brad Pitt!!! (DU mode)
    Actually, he is related to Cheney, not Pitt. ;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by LibraryLady View Post
    Who cares? after all, Obama is related to Brad Pitt!!! (DU mode)
    And TiT has spent evenings with them both! :D
    OPEACHMENT NOW!!!

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    I know, I panicked for a minute out of fear that she was related to me, as I share a descendant with FDR (Richard Warren, Mayflower passenger). Her ancestor in common with FDR was a different guy, from a couple of generations later.

    My sister, who is far more liberal than I am, would have been devastated had the connection been there. She was disappointed that our Roosevelt connection was to FDR and not to Eleanor.
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    Not sure how much these distant connections matter. My husband is a second cousin of some sort to David O. Selznick, and he doesn't get any residuals from "Gone With the Wind".
    "Today, [the American voter] chooses his rulers as he buys bootleg whiskey, never knowing precisely what he is getting, only certain that it is not what it pretends to be." - H.L. Mencken
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    Quote Originally Posted by linda22003 View Post
    Not sure how much these distant connections matter. My husband is a second cousin of some sort to David O. Selznick, and he doesn't get any residuals from "Gone With the Wind".

    Your hubby just hasn't found the right lawyer yet.
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    Because of the LDS connection, a certain segment of my family has always been obsessed with these coincidental connections. I still don't get it.

    For every favorable famous relation, there are dozens of unfavorable, non-famous relations.

    I can't see taking pride in distant genetic relationship nor in feeling shame over the same thing. Either way, the ancestor in question would be horrified to find that he or she was related to someone like me living in the culture that I live in every day. Far from feeling pride, I've always assumed that those ancestors would be shocked and deeply saddened to see their heritage and values become the stuff of contemporary mockery. :(
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