We thought we had already seen the most bizarre endorsement of the race -- but this one is right up there. Second cousins of George W. Bush, clearly selfless in their willingness to relinquish any chance of ever being invited to sleep in the Lincoln Bedroom or ride on Air Force One, as long as their cuz is president, have endorsed John Kerry and established a Web site: www.bushrelativesforkerry.com.
To be fair, none of the Bush relatives in question "know him personally," the Boston Globe reported. But they don't seem to mind. The opening statement on their Web site reads: ''Because blood is thicker than oil! ... As the election approaches, we feel it is our responsibility to speak out about why we are voting for John Kerry, and to do our small part to help America heal from the sickness it has suffered since George Bush was appointed President in 2000. We invite you to read our stories, and please, don't vote for our cousin!"
Geraldine Sealey is senior news editor at Salon.com.