July 31, 2012

YEAH, OBAMA’S RELATED TO A BLACK SLAVE . . . on his white mother’s side. “I’m just waiting for someone to link Obama’s first black slave ancestor to Elizabeth Warren’s Cherokee ancestor, you know, the one with the high cheekbones.”

I’ve never been that interested in genealogy — it reminds me of Robert Heinlein’s story about the lizard who said he was a dinosaur on his maternal grandmother’s side — and this kind of twaddle explains why. On this sort of evidence, probably a majority of Americans have some black ancestry.

And it’s much, much more likely that Obama is more closely related to a slave owner on his father’s side. . . .