Q: Are Barack Obama and Dick Cheney cousins? According to the newspaper, they are ninth cousins once removed, with their common.
Lynne Cheney: VP, Obama are eighth cousins. WASHINGTON — Though they may spar across the political aisle, Vice President Dick Cheney is close enough to Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama to call him “cousin.”. Lynne Cheney, the vice president’s wife, revealed this.
Two curious political relationships of Senator Barack Obama came to light last month in The Chicago Sun-Times: he is an 11th cousin to.
Barack Obama makes much of his varied heritage. His father was from Kenya, his mother from Kansas. But there is one element of his family.
Barack Obama often jokes in his campaign speeches about a genealogical survey last year that found he is a distant cousin of Dick Cheney.