(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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Gosh, i think i actually like Bush more than Barb
She's like butter...
I think it's possible to disagree with someones politics, and still like, or even love the person, I have many friends from the "other" party, big deal.
She should keep her mouth shut about politics.
She obviously thinks her award is more important than her politics
just shows streisand is a hypocrite.
NOW NOW BARBARA BE NICE! LOL
Kiss of a killer!!! Interesting!!!
Babs kissed a Republican???? Isn't this the same person that said she hadn't been able to perform until Clinton was inaugurated??? Did you need the publicity Babs?
Hopefully everyone is civil about this, it is an honor to receive an award from your goivernment for your achievments; even if the President is not one you are fond of. this is the way our democracy works and I for one I'm thankful for it.
Striesand should be honored, but isn't and it's funny what some people will do for attention. I think what Bush did is what you call turning the other cheek. After making ridiculous statements about President Bush, such as impeachment and theft of the office and after her husbands son stars in a sappy movie about Bush, then she attends a function at the White House and smiles as if nothing has happened. Give me a break...they should have thrown her out on her nose.
Ugh....gross....I didn't need this so soon after my Cheerios !!!!
How could W be so low to accept a kiss from this lady, of all people. W your standards are going low
Slow news day, CNN? This is pretty lame.
If it would have been "lovely" to receive the award from President Elect Obama then I guess Babs should have demonstrated the courage of her convictions and declined the honor at this time.
Barbara, shut up and show some respect for our president. Be happy that you received this outstanding reward.
My first question is, why is Streisand invited to the White House? For that matter, why are Hollywood people there? Man, I knew the President is gonna take it slow but never this slow...
Why in the hell would he kiss that woman?
I like Babs, but sometimes she is way to arrogant. It is a Kennedy Center Honor. She should be grateful that she is receiving one, regardless who the President might be. Why doesn't she just refuse the honor and see if the committee will even vote for her again next year? Geez...get over yourself!
In this case, a kiss can be a comma, a question mark or an exclamation point.
He wasn't kissing her....he was getting close enough to lay a big hocker on her cheek!
Kiss of death.
Did Babs lift her skirt before Bush kissed her on the cheek?
"Art transcends politics this weekend," Streisand said...............the translation of this statement is: "Don't think of me as shallow, hypocrisy is OK as long as I'm getting awards and recognition in the process."
What has she done for this country ??
Ah, the kiss of Judas,how sweet.