The list of President Obama's detractors grows daily. But who would have thought that two of his loudest critics could actually be family?! It turns out that both Sarah Palin and Rush Limbaugh are the POTUS' tenth cousins through their ancestors; one John Smith and Richmond Terrell, reports TIME. Here's what you had to say: Gail commented via Facebook: "Is that why Palin and Limbaugh are fighting the President so?" Kimya wrote via Facebook: "It's a small world!"

Oct, 14, 2010

The list of President Obama's detractors grows daily. But who would have thought that two of his loudest critics could actually be family?! It turns out that both Sarah Palin and Rush Limbaugh are the POTUS' tenth cousins through their ancestors; one John Smith and Richmond Terrell, reports TIME. The genealogy site Ancestry.com researched Obama's family history and found the links. And it doesn't stop there. President Obama is also related to George W. Bush, Brad PItt and Warren Buffet. "This election season is an ideal time to look into the family trees of our candidates and their critics," said genealogist Anastasia Tyler, "to learn more about the ties that make them all part of this great country." Now if only these family members could get along. Have you ever been surprised you were related to someone?