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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Now this is just ridiculous....

A researcher in New England has studied the geneology of Barrack Obama and Hillary Clinton, and found that they are each related to all kinds of crazy people. The New England Historic Geneological Society has found that aside from political leaders and former presidents each is also related, more importantly, to celebrities. Well wouldn't you know. Apparently Obama is a sixth cousin of Brad Pitt, and Hillary Clinton is related to Angelina Jolie. These relations go back somewhere to the 16 and 17 hundreds. huh?!? I think the story would have been way more interesting if they found that Clinton and Obama were actually related to eachother. Or even better, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are related to each other. The researchers also found that Hillary Clinton is related to Madonna. I'd like to see this research. I bet they take alot of liberty in interpreting members of tribes and people with similar last names. This is just a cheap attempt at fame for the New England Historic Geneological Society. Those researchers are fames mongers and are just trying to get some press....or is it Pop Fiction... If it was Pop Fiction I'll hand it to Ashton.

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