The BBC website quotes a respected US source who has traced Barack Obama to be in the family tree of the Bushes. He is also a distant cousin of Dick Cheney and Brad Pitt. On the celeb front the same expert has reckoned Hillary Clinton to be related to both Angelina Jolie and Madonna.

If blood really is thicker than water Dubya should ditch his support for McCain and come out for Obama. Then again maybe this would hinder rather than help the presumptive Democratic nominee. Families, who’d have ’em eh?