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Kissing cousins or Why I love election season

Posted Thursday, October 18, 2007, at 9:16 AM

There's just been so much great stuff on the political battlefront in recent weeks that I can't contain myself.

That's the best part about election season. Watching the politicians come out of the woodwork and scrambling to defend every decision they've ever made.

Yesterday's news is a perfect illustration. It appears that in doing some research, Lynne Cheney has found a link between the Cheney's and Barack Obama's family. Apparently the Republican vice-president and Democratic Presidential hopeful are like 8th cousins.

I couldn't have made that up if I tried people.

Jay Leno gave Obama a hard time about the new link last night and he said that any new relationship would "have limits."

Nothing would make me happier than to find out that Hillary's great-grandfather was actually a Bush, but I guess we can't hope to get that lucky.

Wouldn't that make for a fun Christmas dinner?

Showing comments in chronological order
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"Guess who's coming to dinner?"

-- Posted by goat lady on Thu, Oct 18, 2007, at 8:05 PM

ha!! 8th cousins does that even count i thought it stoped at 5th cousin or something.What they will come up with so funny!!!!

-- Posted by lynn1979 on Thu, Oct 18, 2007, at 9:25 PM
Corey Noles' response:
I don't know if it counts, but its funny anyways!

yeah true

-- Posted by lynn1979 on Sat, Oct 20, 2007, at 7:01 PM

If it were to come out that Hilary's Great Grandfather was a Bush, I'd have one word that I would scream in satisfaction. I take the word from the vocabulary of everyones favorite, overly excited politician who wants to take Oregon, and Ohio, and California. Of course I'm talking about Howard Dean. And as for that word, yeah, you guessed it. YEAHHHHHHHH!!!!!

-- Posted by shiverz on Wed, Dec 12, 2007, at 2:37 PM

How you feeling Corey?

-- Posted by I.B. Le Truth on Sat, Dec 15, 2007, at 4:10 PM
Corey Noles' response:
Well, I haven't decided just yet. I'll start with my gut feeling on who will get their party's nods. The Democrat candidate is going to wind up being Hillary. I think Obama is making a noble push, but I'll be impressed if he swings it.

I think the Republican nomination is going to wind up going to Huckabee, which also impresses me. It's nice to see a candidate who was virtually ignored until like 4 weeks ago.

If the election took place today, Huckabee is who I would vote for. I've also liked Fred Thompson for a bit along the way, but I don't know if that's how I would vote. It will be a cold day before I vote for Hillary. Not because she's a woman, but because she givs me the creeps. She's too much of a politician. The whole thing about changing her accent depending on who she's speaking to illustrates that. Obama has more charisma, but that has nothing to do with policy. Out of all the Democrat candidates, he seems to be one of the more genuine. Inexperience isn't always a bad thing.

Basically, what I'm saying is that I don't know yet.

I kind of agree with you in that it appears to be a hard selection.

The one thing that does bother me is all this emphasis on their religious beliefs.

The President of the United States takes an oath to support the Constitution. What they think the Constitution says is most important to me.

-- Posted by I.B. Le Truth on Sun, Dec 16, 2007, at 11:12 AM

I saw a news show ask all the major candidates what country worried them the most. They all fell in line and said Iran,even though they don't have nuclear weapons (?)What's up with that?

My girl Hillary said "Pakistan " cause they do have the bomb,hate everybody and have an unstable government.

Edwards at least had the guts to say China-they are dumping poisoned goods on us,we owe them a bunch of money.

If they said Iran, I just kind of tuned them out because some people just want to go to war with them,when we are still in Iraq and Afghanistan.What's up with that?

I wonder how come nobody worries about

Saudi Arabia,since that's the home of the 9-11 gang,and part of the fine folks who bring us $3.00 a gallon gas,and pay the bills for the rest of the terrorists.I guess it's who they know that keeps us from bombing them.

-- Posted by CharlesSmith01 on Sun, Dec 16, 2007, at 4:25 PM

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Corey Noles, staff writer for The Daily Statesman and Editor of The North Stoddard Countian, is the author of a regular baseball/St. Louis Cardinals column and also uses his blog to sound off on various happenings in sports. He also operates a weekly baseball mailbag column.

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