Barack Obama Is Related to Sarah Palin Ancestry.com also links the president to Rush Limbaugh By Heath Rumble, Newser User Posted Oct 13, 2010 9:59 AM CDT Promoted on Newser Oct 13, 2010 10:39 AM CDT 52 comments Comments Obama and Palin are ... related. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari, File) (User Submitted) – Ancestry.com has dug up an ironic distant relationship between President Obama and one of his foes. Two of them, actually. It turns out both Sarah Palin and Rush Limbaugh are both 10th cousins of the president (in Limbaugh's case, once removed). Ancestry.com traced both Obama's mother and Palin's mother back to a common ancestor named John Smith, who was "a pastor and early settler in 17th-century Massachusetts," reports the AP. It's far from the first time the genealogy site has traced interesting and ironic relations: George Bush was found to be related to both Palin and Obama—the latter of whom is also linked to Warren Buffett and Brad Pitt. Go figure. Read the full article.