Skip to comments.Kennedy Center Honors outshine politics as usual (Streisand, Pres. Bush share kiss)
Posted on 12/07/2008 9:37:04 PM PST by STARWISE
This weekend's Kennedy Center Honors marked the last time President Bush and first lady Laura Bush sat alongside the honorees as they watched the tributes unfold on the stage of the institution's opera house last night.
Roger Daltrey, who was feted along with a fellow member of the rock group the Who, said the award "means so much."
The outgoing president hosted not only one of his wife's favorite musicians - it was the first time a first lady took the stage in the event's 31-year history - but also one of his biggest Hollywood detractors.
This year's honorees - actor Morgan Freeman, country music legend George Jones, choreographer Twyla Tharp, actress and singer Barbra Streisand and rockers Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey of the Who - were toasted by celebrities in arts and politics in a whirl of weekend events that culminated in last night's Honors Gala.
The star-studded event at the Kennedy Center Opera House, hosted by presidential daughter Caroline Kennedy Schossberg, will be broadcast Dec. 30 on CBS.
The president and Mrs. Bush received the honorees at the White House Sunday. All eyes were on the president and the diva - Miss Streisand has been an outspoken critic of this administration.
Rather than exchange barbs, though, the pair exchanged kisses.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...
No picture of that .. thought = shivers
President George W. Bush introduces 2008 Kennedy Center Honoree George Jones, second from left, Sunday, Dec. 7, 2008, during the Kennedy Center Gala Reception in the East Room at the White House. Jones is applauded by fellow honorees, from left, Morgan Freeman, Barbra Streisand, Twyla Tharp, Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend.
During the National Anthem.
Wow. A picture is worth a thousand words.
Jeez! Hope the prez got inoculated with the syphilis vaccine before kiss.
Yikes! Kissed by B.S. Was it the kiss of death? Where’s the picture?
I guess she was only kidding!
In a word, GAG.
It appears that several might be singing, including Babs, of course.
Boy, you talk about jumping the shark...
Condi is clearly singing in the photos. I can understand why some British musicians may not have their hands over their hearts, but are the rest of them following Obama’s lead?
After the kiss, the pres probably said, “You broke my heart, Fredo!”
Yes, I had considered that there were some British subjects standing there and I understand about them. But they weren’t ALL British subjects standing there.
The Who boys I can understand but BS and Freeman should be ashamed for their lack of dignity to the anthem. Of course President Bush, our fine First Lady and Vice-President Cheney have true class.
Congrates to two of my fave musical entities, the Who and the Possum!
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