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Does anyone think that it is a little strange that our last 4 Presidents (Bush, Bush (obviously father and son), Clinton and Obama) are all cousins, along with leading party candidates, McCain, Cheney, Gore, Kerry and the entire swath of European royalty, both in power and not? Bold denotes still living...
Other notable names from this family include: Vlad the Impaler (basis for Dracula), Pocahontas, Hugues de Payens (Templar founder), Jacques de Molay, Marilyn Monroe, Godfrey de Bouillon (12th century King of Jeruselum), Tom Hanks, Brad Pitt, Madonna, John Gallop, Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, Millard Filmore, Franklin Pierce, Ulysses S Grant, Rutherford Hayes, James Garfield, Grover Cleveland, Teddy Roosevelt, William Taft, Calvin Coolidge, Lyndon Johnson, Gerald Ford, Harry Truman, James Madison, Herbert Hoover, Franklin Roosevelt, Richard Nixon, Robert the Bruce, Pope Alexander VI (Rodrigo Llancol de Borgia), Margaret Thatcher and Winston Churchill.
Quite the family reunion. There are many more notable names, but these are by far the most famous. Some of the more powerful include ties to the Morgan, Rockefeller, Rothschild, Medici and Collins families.
The one thing that this family tree says to me is that power in the US does not come from party or creed or politics or money.. but from blood. They're keeping it in the family. Who's got odds on one of the next two major candidates also being in the same family? My money is on the chance that both of them are.