WASHINGTON - Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, who is black, has white ancestors who owned slaves, according to a genealogical researcher. Obama had no comment on the report but Vice President Cheney said the news is "disgraceful," and added that Obama should apologize to Rev. Jesse Jackson and make reparations to himself.
"I think if [Obama] made a hefty reparation to himself, that would send the right message on behalf of negroid peoples," Cheney said with a crooked smirk. "Perhaps a million dollars would do it." Pressed to explain his rationale, Cheney became belligerent. "[Obama's] racist white ancestors profited from the shameful slave trade, and their ill-gotten wealth was passed down through the generations, all the way to Obama, that's all I'm saying."
Cheney also suggested that Obama enter rehabilitation, on behalf of his ancestors.