Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Gene pool

I can't believe I had missed this little item but Cernig refreshed this little article about George Bush's ancestry:
The US president's now apparent ancestor, Richard de Clare, Earl of Pembroke - known as Strongbow for his arrow skills - is remembered as a desperate, land-grabbing warlord whose calamitous foreign adventure led to the suffering of generations.
But de Clare is not the worst of it:
The genetic line can also be traced to Dermot MacMurrough, the Gaelic king of Leinster reviled in history books as the man who sold Ireland for personal gain.
The apple, as they say, did not fall far from the tree.


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