Royal Red Carpet is Path to White House
L O N D O N, Oct. 25 -- When it comes to picking the winner in the American presidential race, Britain’s leading chroniclers of royal ancestors say they’ve never been wrong — not once in almost 200 years.
Based on facts gleaned from the old scrolls and dusty archives of Burke’s Peerage — researchers of royal bloodlines since 1826 — the Brits wager it will be Texas Gov. George W. Bush.
“The presidential candidate with the most royal genes and chromosomes has, up to now, always won the White House,” say the researchers at Burke’s Peerage.
They say Bush’s blue blood runs thicker than Vice President Al Gore’s. In fact it trumps the royal ties of every other president to date, including his father’s. It seems George W. has inherited his mother’s deep blue blood-line.
His Royal Highness, King Dubya
Burke’s publishing director, Harold Brooks-Baker says Bush’s royal connections are startling.
“[Bush] is closely related to every European Monarch both on and off the throne,” says Brooks-Baker.
Some of the governor’s royal kin include Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, the Queen Mother, Dutchess Sarah “Fergy” Ferguson and even the late Princess Diana.
His most prominent ancestor may be England’s King Charles II, who shared the governor’s vision of a strong military.
Going back nearly 1000 years, Brooks-Baker points out both the Bush and Pierce families [Barbara Bush’s maiden name is Pierce] were high society.
“Not one member of his family was working class, middle class, or even middle, middle class,” he notes.
Al’s Family Hardly Peasants
Gore’s family members weren’t exactly peasants. The vice president’s family tree includes Charlemagne and three Holy Roman emperors.
And a good fight wouldn’t frighten the vice president’s most famous ancestor, England’s Edward I — best known today as the king who defeated, then executed Braveheart.