And, remember Barbara Streisand’s class (LESS) remark:
Barbra Streisand got an awkward kiss on the cheek from the president, and yes, she gave him a smooch back. Streisand, a vocal critic of President George W. Bush, was a guest Sunday at the White House just before one of Washingtonâ€™s few A-list events: the Kennedy Center Honors.
â€œArt transcends politics this weekend,â€ the longtime Democrat said beforehand. Still, she said it would have been â€œlovelyâ€ if she could have received the award while President-elect Barack Obama was in office.
It was more like a peck, anyway.
Kennedy Center 2008 Honorees, from left, Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend, Twyla Tharp, Morgan Freeman, Barbara Streisand, and George Jones pose for a group photo after the State Department Dinner for the Kennedy Center Honors gala Saturday, Dec. 6, 2008 at the State Department in Washington.Yeah, it was an awkward smooch and the President was the class act even shaking her fraking hand after the vitriol she has dished out to him. But as per Babs:
Barbra Streisand got an awkward kiss on the cheek from the president, and yes, she gave him a smooch back. Streisand, a vocal critic of President George W. Bush, was a guest Sunday at the White House just before one of Washington’s few A-list events: the Kennedy Center Honors.
“Art transcends politics this weekend,” the longtime Democrat said beforehand. Still, she said it would have been “lovely” if she could have received the award while President-elect Barack Obama was in office.
John McCain sings Streisand
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Since Team Obama blocked cameras and recording of Babs singing last night at the Obama Beverly Hills fundraiser, Flap has to go to plan B.
John McCain sings Streisand.
Well, it is almost the same, isn’t it?
John McCain in Ohio this afternoon
John McCain rips Barack Obama and his celebrity friend Barbara Streisand who is hosting a $28,5000 a plate fundraising dinner tonight in Beverly Hills.
â€œNow I believe Americaâ€™s best days are ahead of us. Governor Palin and I are going to reform Wall Street. Weâ€™re going to reform Washington. Iâ€™m going to fight for you and Iâ€™m going to lead our nation forward in the greatest periods of prosperity in its history. And letâ€™s have some straight talk. Senator Obama is not interested in the politics of hope, heâ€™s interested in his political future and thatâ€™s why heâ€™s hurling in insults and making up facts about his record.
â€œToday, he claimed that the Congressional stimulus package was his idea. Thatâ€™s news to those of us in Congress who supported it. Senator Obama didnâ€™t even show up to vote.
â€œHe talks a tough game on the financial crisis, but the facts tell a different story. Senator Obama took more money from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac than anyone but the chairman of the committee they answer to. And he put Fannie Maeâ€™s CEO, who helped create this problem in charge of finding his Vice President. Thatâ€™s not change, thatâ€™s whatâ€™s broken in Washington.
â€œHe talked about siding with the people, siding with the people, just before he flew off to Hollywood for a fundraiser with Barbra Streisand and his celebrity friends. Let me tell you, my friends, there is no place Iâ€™d rather be, than here, with the working men and women of Ohio. Iâ€™m going to fight for you and together weâ€™re going to win in November.â€
Tonight, Senator McCain and Governor Palin will be having dinner at a diner in Ohio.
The Far Left must be worried about McCain’s lead in the polls and have brought out the big entertainment “CELEBRITY” liberals to squeeze money out of their donors.
Matt Drudge has the poop:
The nation’s financials may be in a spiral, but cash is flowing into the Obama campaign faster than Marvin Hamlisch can play “Niagara”!
Yesterday, Obama declared how we are in “the most serious financial crisis since the Great Depression.”
Today he will host a dinner in Beverly Hills — costing attendees $28,500 dollars each!
Hundreds of high rollers, including some of the biggest executives in film, television and music, will munch gourmet chow and hang out with the candidate.
Streisand will then sing at the five-star Beverly Wilshire, no doubt reviving the Depression-era standard “Happy Days Are Here Again” with new urgency.
Obama is set to break a single-day fundraising record of $9 million.
Tuesday’s events in Tinseltown come after Obama racked up a record-breaking $66 million dollars in fundraising last month, beating his previous high mark of $55 million last winter.
“The fundamentals of our economy are strong, but these are still very, very difficult times,” rival McCain said, sunny-side up.
“Sen. McCain, what economy are you talking about?” smiled Obama.
How does Barack Obama lure wealthy donors to a big-money fundraiser in Hollywood? Bring in Barbra Streisand as the headline performer.
The Oscar-winning singer and actress was to perform Tuesday night on Obama’s behalf in Beverly Hills. It was to be a two-step evening with a reception and dinner costing $28,500 a person followed by a later event featuring Streisand at $2,500 a ticket.
Obama was flying to Los Angeles after an appearance Tuesday morning in a Denver suburb.
The wealthy fundraiser comes on a day when the crisis in the U.S. economy remained an urgent issue for many Americans. Monday’s sharp sell-off left the Dow Jones industrials and the Standard & Poor’s 500 index down by more 4 percent, eroding the value of individual retirement and investment accounts, for example.
Barack Obama who has forgone public financing of his campaign has burned through tens of millions dollars on a failed 50 state Howard Dean type strategy.
So, he needs to reload. The entertainment moguls and their friends are lock step enough to fund his failing campaign.
Flap bets Hillary wished she had been the recipient of some of this largess to pay off her debts.
However, Barack is “The One” and it is ALL ABOUT HIM.