VIDEO: George W. Bush and Barbra Streisand Kiss!

By: Celebuzz / December 8, 2008

Talk about awkward pairings!

President George W. Bush got face to face with noted lefty Barbara Streisand Sunday night, and the two swapped kisses in front of a crowd that included Bush’s wife Laura.

Streisand, 66—long considered to be the ringleader of Hollywood’s liberal cabal—was being feted for her contributions to American culture at the 31st Annual Kennedy Center Honors, held at Washington, D.C.’s John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

The honorees also included actor Morgan Freeman, along with Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend of the Who.

On hand to offer America’s congratulations, the nation’s 62-year-old Chief Executive fearlessly approached Streisand. Rather than pulling a Dick Cheney and shooting her in the face, Bush planted a smooch on her cheek—and Streisand responded in kind.

Check out the video below:

“Art transcends politics this weekend,” Streisand noted afterward.

Babs nonetheless quibbled that it would have been “lovely” if she had been given the award by president-elect Barack Obama instead.

Despite their ideological differences, Streisand and Bush do have at least one bit of common ground: Streisand’s stepson, Josh Brolin, portrayed the prez in this year’s Oliver Stone biopic W.

So really, they’re practically family.

Which kind of makes the whole kissing thing even creepier. Especially given how off-putting Streisand’s family can be already.