I'm sure that the "genius" reporter from CBS NEWS is to blame for this, but the attempt at pandering is rather funny in and of itself, too:
(MARTINSVILLE, Va.) Would you vote for your cousin if he or she ran for president? Barack Obama hopes so.
Today, he told a small group of supporters in Virginia that he may be related to them.
While describing his family’s background, he said, “You trace back my family on my mother’s side: Scots Irish. There are a whole bunch of those folks here in Virginia,” he said. “All right. So ya'll didn't know, but we may be cousins.”