December 8th, 2008
09:21 AM ET
6 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. Salt

    Dear Mr. President...
    Could you please stop pardoning turkeys, dedicating paintings of yourself and smooching celebrities for just a moment and address all of us on the state of our tanked economy? You are still in office for a number of days yet. Just a reminder.

    Thanks!
    <3 Salt

    December 8, 2008 09:25 am at 9:25 am |
  2. Mike

    Streisand is SO irrelevant that I am amazed CNN reports this.

    December 8, 2008 09:34 am at 9:34 am |
  3. Seattle Sue

    And then she made a mad dash for the disinfectant.

    December 8, 2008 09:42 am at 9:42 am |
  4. Lori

    I agree Barbara. It would have been better to receive the award under President Obama.

    December 8, 2008 09:42 am at 9:42 am |
  5. charlie in maine

    She is happy to be kissing him good-bye. If it would speed his departure I would give him a hug.

    December 8, 2008 09:44 am at 9:44 am |
  6. ch

    Streisand supported Hillary in the primary – she is a smart (and talented) lady!

    December 8, 2008 09:44 am at 9:44 am |
  7. Ray

    She did not have to attend the event or just decline the award if she dislikes Bush so much.

    December 8, 2008 09:44 am at 9:44 am |
  8. Cathy R., Philadelphia, PA

    My heart goes out to Ms. Streisand. It would have been much more of an honor to receive the award from an honorable man - P-E Barack Obama.

    Instead, she received a kiss from a cold, lying, dishonorable fish.

    December 8, 2008 09:45 am at 9:45 am |
  9. jerry rubin, Whitefish Bay, WI

    She should have kick him where it most hurts, by accident of course.

    December 8, 2008 09:47 am at 9:47 am |
  10. Proud American from New England

    Disgusting. What is wrong with that woman?

    December 8, 2008 09:47 am at 9:47 am |
  11. Virginia

    I couldn't let this monster kiss me, no matter what the circumstances.

    December 8, 2008 09:47 am at 9:47 am |
  12. chuck

    Barbara Streisand just kissed the biggest criminal of the world.

    December 8, 2008 09:47 am at 9:47 am |
  13. Virginia

    Big deal-her kiss would be like the kiss Jesus received from Judas Iscariot.......how many pieces of silver was she paid to be nice?

    December 8, 2008 09:48 am at 9:48 am |
  14. allen

    eeeewww!

    December 8, 2008 09:49 am at 9:49 am |
  15. HouseDiva

    i don't care for either of them.

    December 8, 2008 09:49 am at 9:49 am |
  16. Apocalypse Now

    It's the end of the world! Run for your lives!!!!!!!!!

    December 8, 2008 09:49 am at 9:49 am |
  17. JB Illinois

    Are you predicting gas will be four dollars a gallon? Hum didn't know that. he probably didn't know that Streisand was calling for his impeachment either or perhaps to much partying threw him over the edge.

    December 8, 2008 09:51 am at 9:51 am |
  18. Doug R.

    Remember when Marlon Brando kissed Larry King.
    Art does transcend politics but Bush's understanding and appreciation of art is nil.

    December 8, 2008 09:53 am at 9:53 am |
  19. benbe

    I hope he has his shots up to date!

    December 8, 2008 09:54 am at 9:54 am |
  20. TRUTH

    BARBARA enjoyed her kiss to send off the worst president in history of US (bush), the destroyer of the republican party

    December 8, 2008 09:54 am at 9:54 am |
  21. rob

    If she had any integrity at all she would have been true to her convictions about GW Bush and turned her back on him.

    It shows that Babs and her ILK in hollywood are all hot air, although it is an example of how one should act, if for nothing else, a show of respect for the office. For that I give her credit.

    December 8, 2008 09:56 am at 9:56 am |
  22. JeremyK

    Isn't it amazing how there haven't been any claims that Obama stole the election? I guarantee you that if McCain had one, that's all we'd be hearing...

    December 8, 2008 09:56 am at 9:56 am |
  23. FL for Obama

    Go, Babs!

    December 8, 2008 09:56 am at 9:56 am |
  24. Medrith G. Hamilton

    Ms. Streisand....you cannot even be a polite human being.....you are a really cruel, insensitve person.....we are all God's children...did you ever hear of GOD...be nice, tis the season girl!

    December 8, 2008 09:57 am at 9:57 am |
  25. Anonymous

    How ungrateful can you get...I think that there are other entertainers that deserved the reward before her. If it wasn't for Bush keeping us safe all these years she may not have been alive to enjoy this award at all!

    December 8, 2008 09:58 am at 9:58 am |
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