All in the Family: Obama and Cheney?

Oct 16, 2007 7:10pm

ABC News’ Sunlen Miller Reports: Illinois Sen. Barack Obama may have a distant cousin he’s not too happy about.

In an interview with MSNBC today Lynne Cheney, wife of Vice President Dick Cheney, admitted that she discovered that "Dick and Barack Obama are eighth cousins," going back eight generations and having a common ancestor.

Part of Obama’s classic stump speech consistently includes criticism of the vice president. The senator is seeking the 2008 Democratic nomination for president.

At a town hall event in Amana, Iowa, Sen. Obama didn’t let up on his regular critique of the the president and vice president, saying,  "We have to bring an end to Bush and Cheney politics……(they) led us into the worst policy disaster of all time." Obama added, having a "long resume says nothing about your character."

Obama campaign spokesman Bill Burton responded today saying, "Obviously Dick Cheney is sort of the black sheep of the family."

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