A Genealogue News Flash [What's That?]A genealogist tied to the Romney camp has discovered that the parents of Republican presidential contender Rudy Giuliani were distantly related, making Giuliani his own eighth cousin once removed.
"Never in a million years would I have guessed I'm related to someone like me," Giuliani said today in a telephone interview. "I guess there's a black sheep in every family!"
Campaign workers were stunned to learn that their candidate is related to a man who once called members of the NRA "extremists," cheated on his wife, and was kissed by Donald Trump while dressed as a drag queen. A spokesman downplayed the connection, calling it "genetically irrelevant" and criticizing Romney for his involvement in such a "desperate ploy."
This news comes on the heels of other genealogical discoveries on the campaign trail. It was learned last week that Barack Obama is related to Dick Cheney, and only yesterday Fred Thompson was found to share common ancestry with John Edward's hair stylist.
Asked for further comment, Giuliani invoked 9/11 several times, and then hung up to answer a call from his wife.