Seattle, Washington: (This article was written October 13, 2010 by Ancestry.com | Follow-up on Dec. 28, 2010 by Zach Royer | Journalist
As Americans prepare to cast their votes in November’s mid-term election, Ancestry.com today announces that several key political leaders and media personalities are more than mere political allies or political foes—they are actually related.
The world’s largest online family history resource reveals that President Barack Obama is related to former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. Obama and Palin are 10th cousins through common ancestor John Smith. The website also found that Obama is related to one of his most vociferous critics, conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh. Perhaps Rush will ease up on the President when he learns they are actually 10th cousins once removed via common ancestor Richmond Terrell.
Entire Article: http://corporate.ancestry.com/press/press-releases/2010/10/ancestry.com-reveals-midterm-election-connections-president-obama-related-to-palin-and-limbaugh-/
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