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Dick Cheney – not from here

Today at the National Press Club, VP Cheney was asked about his wife Lynne’s claim that he was related to Barack Obama (eighth cousins). Then Dick put his foot in his mouth, when he explained that the same genealogical research turned up that there are Cheneys on both sides of the family tree, including a Richard Cheney on his mother’s side. “So I had Cheneys on both sides of the family and we don’t even live in West Virginia,” joked Cheney.

Not surprisingly, this joke got a very cold reception from West Virginian politicians, including Rep. Nick Rahall, who responded “We may owe the vice president a debt of gratitude for yet another great West Virginia slogan: Dick Cheney is not from here.”