Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Political Hack - Obama Relations/TV Special

I realize my posts have been getting a tad repetitive, even monotonous. Keep in mind though that I'm writing with the intent to keep you completely informed. Being over prepared for a decision which will dictate your country's course for the next four years - not including probably repercussions of government actions - is hardly a predicament. Nonetheless, this post is going to be less about a "political hack" and more so on the topic of Barack Obama's genealogy and television special.
One unexploited way in which John McCain could further distance himself from George Bush, would be to state the obvious in that he is not of blood relations to the president - unlike Obama. As strange as it may sound, the Senator from Chicago is a distant relative of both the former and current Bush presidents. More startling is the fact that Obama's "connections" don't end there. A study by the New England Historic Genealogical Society revealed the presidential candidate "can call six US presidents his cousins: both Bushes, Gerald Ford, Lyndon Johnson, Harry Truman and James Madison. The society, a non-profit organisation, found he is also related to Churchill"(Source). Brad Pitt and Madonna are also among Obama’s connections, altogether trumping McCain’s family. In fact, McCain cannot claim relations to even one former president. For further reading on the genealogy of the two candidates, check:

As many of you may have heard or even watched, the Obama campaign aired a television special tonight, renting out several major networks, such as NBC, CBS, and Fox. “Barack Obama: American Stories,” culminated with Senator Obama delivering a final argument for his candidacy, while also giving him a platform to address certain political issues. Here, you can watch as much of the 27 minute video as you desire.

Tomorrow, I’m going to be posting the first article in a series of “Holiday Hacks.” It will concern tricks, tips, and entertaining ideas for this Halloween including directions for carving jack-o-lanterns and making spooky costumes. Don’t be spooked if Friday is on the same topic. Then as final run for this election, Saturday through Tuesday I’ll be discussing a few more “political hacks” and voting tips.

Here's a preview for tomorrow: "Obam-a-Lantern"

Post-Scripts: What are you dressing up as for Halloween?

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