Tuesday, February 19, 2008
I previously posted how I am an Obama-guy. Heck, I stood in line for hours just to see him speak his standard stump speech. I've read all his books, and I'm inspired by him! So I should hope he becomes president, right?
Well, turns out I have a reason to root for Hillary. We are long-lost cousins. No, seriously. Through a random email (misdirected email) I started an email conversation with this nice 76-year-old Quebecois, and we discovered we have the same common ancestor of Étienne Campeau, who was one of the first settlers of Montreal. I know that I'm descended from Étienne from my dad's extensive geneology work. So then this nice man drops the bombshell on me. I'm related to Hillary. I didn't believe him. So I checked the Googles. Turns out, if you can believe the internets, he's right! I AM related to Hillary, although about 10 generations back (maybe a little less). Here's the website to prove it. Go down near the bottom and look for Étienne. He was the grandson of a knight in Limonges, France.
On an interesting sidenote, my new-found Canuck pen pal told me a story about how my great-great-great.....(10 of them) grandmother was sent by King Louis XIV to "comfort" the men of Montreal who were so lonely. I'm glad it worked out for poor lonely Étienne!!
So does this mean I have to root for Hill? Well, by that logic Dick Cheney would be rooting for Barack Obama. And the day Dick comes out for Obama'08, I'll switch to backing Hillary.