I did a radio interview at 1:30 this morning with my friends at RTÉ in Ireland, which apparently resulted in a brief piece by the AFP:
Oddly, both Barack Obama and Joe Biden have Irish, shoe-making ancestors who arrived in New York in 1849 (just five weeks apart) and were then followed by their families in 1850. There are some more interesting tidbits you can read about in a posting I blogged earlier this week.
What I've especially enjoyed, though, is watching variations of the AFP article being published in Spanish, Brazilian, Romanian, Turkish, French and Hungarian!
And I guess I shouldn't be surprised that I've already been asked about Palin's roots. Yes, she too is part Irish -- although I suspect it's her Mayflower roots that will garner the most attention. What do you want to bet that she's distant cousins with Obama?