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Old 02-13-2004, 11:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Bush & Powell are distant relatives!?

Yeah, I didn't believe it either, but the source is pretty legit. Check it out...

http://msn.ancestry.com/landing/msn/...bush3/tree.htm

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Old 02-13-2004, 11:32 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Haha! That's amusing, though not, as you say, legit...
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Old 02-13-2004, 11:38 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Bah, Longshanks.. ANyone who is a history buff won't take that much as a surprise
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Old 02-13-2004, 11:41 AM   #4 (permalink)
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socialites in the past century all made ties to the Knickerbocker Family. The problem with that was the Knickerbocker family was an author's creation like Sherlock Holmes and people thought of them as living entities.
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Old 02-13-2004, 11:41 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I saw that, and guessed it was Prince Charles. If you went back to the 1300's, I bet alot of people are related. I remenber something similar being done about how Reagan was somehow related to Queen Elizabeth just after he was out of office and given an honorary knighthood.

(Trying to refrain from making a tacky comment about Clinton's family tree not branching out too much because he is from Arkansas.)
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Old 02-13-2004, 11:52 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Haha! That's amusing, though not, as you say, legit...
i would think both msn & ancestry.com are pretty legit, no? Hmm I dunno... very well could be and might be fake. *shrug*
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Old 02-13-2004, 01:08 PM   #7 (permalink)
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That's strange. Surely MSNBC wouldn't put something that wierd on there and not say it was a joke if it was. It smells funny to me.
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Old 02-13-2004, 05:26 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Colin L. Powell is related to our president George W. Bush. Following his inauguration, President Bush offered the job of Secretary of State to former U.S. Army general Colin Powell. Powell accepted the appointment in 2001 and became the nation's first African-American Secretary of State. Since that time, the two distant, distant relatives have become close allies in their international war against terrorism.
^-- from their "quiz"
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Old 02-15-2004, 03:49 PM   #9 (permalink)
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According to Braveheart that would make Mel Gibson an ancestor of Bush. =)
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Old 02-15-2004, 11:23 PM   #10 (permalink)
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You know, I have seen articles that have said Bush and Clinton are related, Clinton and Powell are related and that Powell is an ancestor of Thomas Jefferson. I really don't know what to think.

P.S. Howard Dean's Grandmother was in George W. Bush's grandmother's wedding.
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Old 02-16-2004, 07:13 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Hmm, Eleanor de Castile all the way in the bottom of the list...So that means that Bush is part Spanish, which could perhaps give him a larger proportion of the crucial Latino vote in the election. Or not.
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Old 02-16-2004, 08:28 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Hmm, Eleanor de Castile all the way in the bottom of the list...So that means that Bush is part Spanish, which could perhaps give him a larger proportion of the crucial Latino vote in the election. Or not.

LOL - thats the greatest spin doctoring Ive ever heard, I think he should use that
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Old 02-16-2004, 12:27 PM   #13 (permalink)
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i heard somewhere a while ago (i think i was watching something on the history channel) and it basically said that if you want to, you could trace about 1/6 of the world population back to charlemagne. wohoo!!! i might be royalty!!!
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