December 8th, 2008
09:21 AM ET
9 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. Dave

    Michael Corleone also kissed Fredo. Don't accept any boat rides, Babs!

    December 8, 2008 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  2. Nancy

    What an ungrateful pig she is!

    December 8, 2008 11:45 am at 11:45 am |
  3. TexasAnnie *-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*

    If I was Barbra I'd go scrub & disinfect my face really really good now.

    December 8, 2008 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  4. Last Honest man

    Someone help to understand why she was being honored? I am at a loss

    December 8, 2008 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  5. Former republican army wife

    So, she slams Bush every chance she gets, except at award time. Streisand is a has-been. This award may revive a dead career, probably not, but hey, you never know. Of course she would put aside politics for it. What would you expect her to do? Stand by her principles? I think not!

    December 8, 2008 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  6. Thomas

    A washed up actress gets a kiss from a lame duck failure. Slow news day I take it?

    December 8, 2008 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  7. proud army and navy mom

    i found her to be quite delightfully honest!

    December 8, 2008 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  8. Dennis

    Hey RJN, she hasn't done anything for this country! What has Bush done but put us on the brink of extinction as an economic power and reduce our respect in the world to virtually nothing????

    December 8, 2008 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  9. Coleman R. Brice


    December 8, 2008 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  10. Jason

    Who cares what this overrated bimbo thinks anyway . . . as ugly as she is, she should be glad anyone would kiss that face. Only fans she has are older gay men.

    They should take her awards away since she is so ungrateful and kick her butt out to the street where she belongs.

    I dont like Bush either but I could care less what some vapid supersized ego star thinks about anything. She is wasted space . . . she hasnt done anything for this country herself.

    December 8, 2008 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
  11. Tim

    This is Bush's way of pocking her in the eye. Good for him.

    December 8, 2008 11:53 am at 11:53 am |
  12. Anne

    I think it's the ultimate "ha ha" on Babs – hopefully thought up by the not-so-stupid Bush. This is what she deserves – NOT receiving the award from the Obama administration. If she didn't like it, then why did she accept it? EGO – that's why.

    December 8, 2008 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
  13. sick n tired

    This would actually be news if Bush tried to slip her the tongue!!!

    December 8, 2008 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  14. Maggie

    I hope Bush didn't get rabies.

    December 8, 2008 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  15. Carol for a better America at Last!

    I absolutely love it! Barbra is a professional! I believe that is a long await kiss off!!!LOL!!!

    December 8, 2008 11:58 am at 11:58 am |
  16. grahame

    In answer to RJN
    What has he done for this country?

    December 8, 2008 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
  17. Scott NYC Independent


    December 8, 2008 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
  18. John -- White Plains, NY

    If I recall correctly, the Kennedy Center awarded her the Honors during a Republican Administration. Regardless of her politics, the Honors were long overdue and exceedingly well deserved.

    Why are we not hearing any comments about the drug induced frenzied actions of Daltry, Townsend or the actions of Jones, which got him in hot water many years ago? Art is art, politics is politics....Get over it people....

    December 8, 2008 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  19. Tomkatinseattle

    Hopefully she was wearing poisonous lipstick...

    December 8, 2008 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  20. H

    God forbid the wacko left be nice to anyone with a divergent view. Pres-elect Obama's early moves looks so conservative Barbara may have reservations about showing him any respect soon. The frenzied left I'm sure will keep corks on the molotov cocktails for the honeymoon.

    December 8, 2008 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  21. I'm Not Missing The Old Mule & Winky Half-baked Alaska

    Ewww! Did Babs bring the disinfectant gel?

    December 8, 2008 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
  22. TyWebb


    December 8, 2008 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  23. The Ronald


    December 8, 2008 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  24. Sue

    Len said it best.
    "Slow news day, CNN?"

    December 8, 2008 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |
  25. LOL

    BS should not of gone to White House with W still there. Its her fault for lowering her standards.

    December 8, 2008 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |
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