The Missing Links?


You may have heard the latest news celebrity fodder from researchers at the New England Historic Genealogical Society:

“Barack Obama is a distant cousin of Brad Pitt, and Hillary Rodham Clinton is related to Pitt’s girlfriend, Angelina Jolie.”

David Gilmore at Pretty on the Outside has come up with some fairly creepy renderings of what may be the respective relatives somewhere in-between…

Additionally, “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.”

Basically, we’re all related and most of us have relatives we wouldn’t mind running from.

Obama Related to Pitt, Clinton to Jolie [ap]
The Candidates and their cousins… [pretty on the outside]

The Dream Ticket and the Scream Ticket [tr]