Tuesday, December 20, 2011

ANCESTRY.COM: GEORGE W. BUSH, MITT ROMNEY, AND JON HUNTSMAN ARE COUSINS

 By Tanya Somanader/Think Progress




According to the world’s largest online family ancestry database Ancestry.com, former President George W. Bush and presidential contender Mitt Romney are cousins — 10th cousins, twice removed. Indeed, the Ancestry.com, historians found that “[Mitt] Romney is actually related to six past presidents — more than any other 2012 GOP contestant.” It turns out that Romney shares a similar bloodline to fellow candidate (and Mormon) Jon Huntsman. Romney’s great-great-grandfather, an early Mormon missionary, is actually Huntsman’s great-great-great-grandfather. The “Romney-Hunstman-George W. Bush connection comes through Anne Marbury Hutchinson, who was a religious-freedom advocate in early 1600s.” Granted, none of this has any bearing on the candidates’ qualifications for the presidency. It does, however, provide great fodder for a potentially hilarious family reunion.


Motor City Liberal Comment: So voting for Mitt Romney would be like voting for George W.Bush.
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