Is Obama related to Sarah Palin? A new study by the people at Ancestry.com says the answer is yes. Find out more, plus pictures and video below!

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The family history website already uncovered a link between the President and former VP Dick Cheney earlier this year. The two were found to be 8th cousins.

But how on earth is Obama related to Sarah Palin? Well, they are apparently 10th cousins! Their common ancestor is apparently a 17th century American pastor named John Smith. Smith was a settler in Massachusetts who would unwittingly spawn the leaders of American politics in the 21st century.

“Smith was against the persecution of the Quakers,” genealogist Anastasia Tyler said. “He was a very socially conscious man.”

Linked by a common ancestor who lived during the 17th century, who knew that his children would eventually pass his genes down to such very different people? What’s more, John Smith’s father-in-law, Samuel Hinckley, is a distant ancestor of former President George Bush! That makes Bush and our current President 11th cousins. That was one family destined for greatness! For details, click here.

I always find myself somewhat surprised of the fact that such influential people share common ancestors. But, then again, if you go back far enough, I suppose we’re all related somehow. Here are a few more: the President is also related to Hollywood star Brad Pitt, investment guru Warren Buffett, and perennial radio critic Rush Limbaugh! Find out how here.

The researchers also looked into the histories of conservative pundits Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity, and House speaker Nancy Pelosi, but found no interesting connections as of yet. President Obama, related to Sarah Palin now, hasn’t commented on whether the new family ties will influence their relations. What do you think of the recent discovery? Important or irrelevant? Let me know your thoughts in the comment section after you see the photos and video below!

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Photos: www.wenn.com/ Carrie Devorah