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. robert e lowe

    i bet the poor like me would like to kick his behind that sorry S B

    December 8, 2008 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  2. Mobius

    Wow. And here I didn't think Bush could possibly get more disgusting.

    December 8, 2008 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  3. r sisk, nevada

    Streisand is an avid democrat and far to the left. Bush is all GOP and way over on the right. He has also been a horrible president. This kiss was respectful from both parties. She is probably happy as hell the tenure of this dork is near it's end.

    December 8, 2008 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  4. Diana

    Not for nothing Barbara does nothing for me and I cant for the life of me see why anyone thinks she is special...what she should be doing is thanking God for what she does have and not think she is the rule of the world and everyone is going to listen to her... she thinks she is the big cheese.....not
    ..

    December 8, 2008 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  5. Julia

    Come on, CNN-her name is Barbra, not Barbara.

    December 8, 2008 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  6. ly

    Take back the award! How ungrateful and disrepectful can you be!

    December 8, 2008 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  7. Paul Dennis

    barbra is rude and ugly

    December 8, 2008 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  8. Sizali

    lets give love a chance.

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

    Barbara you traitor.

    December 8, 2008 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  10. Jeff Brown

    If I were in her position, I would have NOT accepted the award from this lame excuse of a president.

    December 8, 2008 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  11. Jaime

    What a noble thing for our President to do!! The bigger question is, "why is Barbara Streisand getting any kind of award?" Her singing is no better than her politics!

    December 8, 2008 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  12. Michael M. Noonan

    Barbara Streisand: one of the most moronic voices of the Hollywood left. "Art transcends politics," she says. Who would call what she does (singing every other song as if it were a parade anthem) ART? Just another obtuse celebrity. Shut up and sing! Oh, sorry, it's "Barbra."

    December 8, 2008 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  13. Lexington Green

    Perhaps after a stint of 8 years as President, Mr. Bush has caught the acting bug, and plans to move to Hollywood. . .

    December 8, 2008 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  14. Bob

    Streisand is a loser. Although she has a good voice. Her politics are plain stupid. Thank you George Bush for keeping this country safe since 9/11 and fighting back HARD in the war on terror. You liberals who call him an idiot and call for his impeachment, like dumbarses, oughta be ashame of yourselves and move to cuba.

    December 8, 2008 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  15. Diana

    Don't know what people see in her ...she's never done anything that I can see.....
    she should feel honored that he bothered to give her a kiss ...... he kept her in a safe America so she could be free to be there....I really don't think people realize where we could be today if it wasn't for President Bush keeping America safe.....

    December 8, 2008 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  16. Lucy in Chicago

    The world must be coming to an end if these two are kissing. She promised to leave the country if he got re-elected. I am still waiting for her to pack and move. And he can move on anytime!

    December 8, 2008 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  17. wow

    For those that think that Barbra has not done anything for this country because she is a democrat, what have you the republican done? She is like any of us and she sings for some people that like her voice and pay to listen. Go and figure what you like doing and stop castigating Hollywood or anybody that is not in your camp

    December 8, 2008 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  18. Wesley

    President Bush may have struggled in areas of his presidency, but he has always been a gracious person and gracious host. Hopefully some of the left wingers can learn that lesson.

    December 8, 2008 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  19. GWB2012

    Yuck! I can't believe he kissed that skaaank! Blech! Okay, now that's going just a bit too far! She's grotesque. President Bush – say it ain't so!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I would have SPAT in her face!

    December 8, 2008 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  20. Preatorian, Ft. Myers

    Barbara knows-which side of her bread is buttered.
    Despite her liberal leanings–she is fully aware that not just wealthy liberals are patrons of the arts.

    December 8, 2008 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  21. John From New York

    I saw her once in a New York park when she was filming "Prince Of Tides." She's not a very friendly person, it seems. No surprise.

    December 8, 2008 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  22. Brook Mantia

    She probably went home and scrubbed with steel wool and scalding hot water. Can you say "COOTIES"? EEeeww! Poor woman.

    December 8, 2008 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  23. Adrienne

    How ungrateful. I can't stand the broad!

    December 8, 2008 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  24. GWB2012

    "i bet the poor like me would like to kick his behind that sorry S B" -

    "robert e lowe" – instead of trying to blame President Bush for your misfortunes, why don't you get off the internet and get a job – LOSER! Oh, but HELP IS ON THE WAY, loser – so your handout will be coming soon.

    December 8, 2008 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  25. gman

    I am sure President Bush threw up after kissed Babs

    December 8, 2008 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
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