*According to research done by genealogists at Ancestry.com, President Barack Obama is not only a distant, distant cousin to his GOP nemesis Sarah Palin, but also Rush Limbaugh and George W. Bush.
The site, which claims to be the world’s largest online family history resource and is featured on the NBC show “Who Do You Think You Are?”, says that Obama and Palin are 10th cousins through an ancestor named John Smith. The president is also 10th cousins (once removed) with Limbaugh through Richmond Terrell.
The Bush political dynasty could hypothetically claim both Obama and Palin, who are each 11th cousins of former President George W. Bush.
Palin happens to be related to conservative commentator Ann Coulter and, more surprisingly, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. They’re all cousins through John Lathrop, who was the minister of an illegal independent church in England and was exiled to the U.S.