December 8th, 2008
09:21 AM ET
5 years ago

Streisand, Bush share kiss

Streisand has long been a critic of the president.
Streisand has long been a critic of the president.

(CNN) - Barbara Streisand is among the Democratic Party's leading Hollywood supporters and has charged President Bush stole the 2000 and 2004 elections, but all that seemed like water under the bridge Sunday when the famed entertainer appeared at the White House.

Streisand, who was honored at the Kennedy Center Sunday evening for her legendary career, got a kiss on the cheek from the president at the White House shortly before the event kicked off. Streisand did give the president a kiss back.

The event was so surreal it was played on video for attendees of the Kennedy Center honors later in the evening.

"Art transcends politics this weekend," Streisand said of her venture to the Bush White House, according to the Associated Press.

Though Streisand, who has called for Bush's impeachment, said it would be "lovely" if she instead received the award under President-elect Barack Obama.


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  1. A kiss is just a kiss

    Could this be the beginning of a beautiful friendship?

    December 8, 2008 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  2. Mickie

    Wow, sounds like some people have as low or lower an opinion of Steisand as they do of Bush. All I can say is that at least whatever Steisand has done has not cost our Country our honor as well as our stability. The only reason he was not impeached was because people did not want to see Cheney in the Oval Office either.

    December 8, 2008 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  3. Darvin

    Barbra....Next time .Just say no!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    December 8, 2008 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  4. Jackie in Dallas

    Let's hope she is up on her tetanus shots! What kills ME is that he is retiring to within 10 miles of me. YUCK. Please, Georgie, go home to Crawford and leave Dallas alone!

    December 8, 2008 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  5. TerryDo

    Barbara Streisand is among the Democratic Party's leading Hollywood supporters and has charged President Bush stole the 2000 and 2004 elections.

    Is that why the DNC and the RBC and Streisand and her ilk felt justified in stealing the primary elections from Senator H.R. Clinton?

    December 8, 2008 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  6. AJ

    They are both revolting human beings.

    December 8, 2008 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  7. Minnesotan

    Barbie's whoring herself out again. She hasn't done anything in years, is one of the worst primadonnas in show business and a nasty person. But she'll gladly kiss Little Bush just to get some attention. She needs to go far away with Karl Rove and Sarah Palin and never be heard from again.

    December 8, 2008 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
  8. bob

    Not worth a comment.

    December 8, 2008 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  9. Jaime Mesa,AZ

    I agree with Joe:
    EEEWWW, I would also much rather be kissed by our President elect. Still the idea and the picture seem very surreal. It's kind of like matter meets anti-matter, I almost would expect them to both go up in smoke!

    December 8, 2008 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  10. Milhouse van Houten

    She was there to get the layout of the place for her next big shin-dig,
    Secretary of Entertainment.

    December 8, 2008 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  11. Godluvr

    Let by gones be bygones, and just smile for a moment! She's showing she is bigger than the Republicans!

    December 8, 2008 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  12. David

    And...? There are more important issues to be discussed and CNN chose this?

    December 8, 2008 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  13. Matt

    @ Aaron

    I dunno, she sort of makes me want to throw up a little in my mouth as well, but CNN wouldn't post it the first time I tried to say that because everyone seems to worship the Babbling Babs. Never liked her myself though.

    December 8, 2008 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  14. Angie-OHIO

    Striesand is being honored along with several others at the Kennedy center. The president always honors these individals. It is a nonpartisan affair. dumb dumb bush has done it for the last 8 years. I'm so glad it will be his last.

    December 8, 2008 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  15. Thomas

    Folks don't get spun up over this. It is just a social convention. It does not mean that bush likes babs or that babs likes bush. It is just something that is done at these type of ceremonies.

    Double standard? of course it is. many of our social customs are double standards... what about it?

    December 8, 2008 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  16. Pat Philip

    And then she said, "don't tell me just to sit and putter, life's candy and the sun's a bowl of butter....don't rain on my parade!"

    December 8, 2008 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  17. Jon Stewart (but not THAT one)

    I hope she had her shots.

    PS to RJN... You ask what SHE has done????!!!!

    December 8, 2008 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  18. Lance Hill

    Barbara kissing the President! What a hypocrite.

    December 8, 2008 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  19. Christy

    I hope she used bleach.

    December 8, 2008 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  20. Matt, Chico, CA

    Well thank GOD CNN was here to let us know

    December 8, 2008 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  21. Bill

    Well... the first half of George's weekend was spent at the Army-Navy game in Philly. A sellout crowd (70,000) was on hand. I was there and I didn't hear a single boo. All things considered he probably thought he'd rather be in Philly.

    December 8, 2008 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  22. J. O'Heir

    Bush should get a Tetanus injection

    December 8, 2008 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  23. Toy

    I think Babs should have considered it improper to recieve anything for the guy she's been railing about.

    After all, if GWB hands you an award of ANY kind, whatever it was for is automaticly diminished, and soiled.

    December 8, 2008 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
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