Better have a barf bag handy, for Barbra Streisand was actually given a medal in France this week, and promptly stuck her foot in her mouth in response.
As reported by the Associated Press Thursday (emphasis added throughout):
Barbra Streisand performed her first-ever concert in France this week — and was rewarded with a medal of the Legion of Honor.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy awarded the medal to Streisand in a ceremony Thursday, the first time he has bestowed the honor since taking over from Jacques Chirac last month.
Get the barf bag ready:
Streisand told Sarkozy, a conservative, that he reminded her of former U.S. Presidents Kennedy and Clinton, "who appreciated art and recognized the importance of the arts in the world."
Nice, huh? I guess that means Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush 41, and Bush 43 were knuckle-scraping Neanderthals with no appreciation for art whatsoever. And, since she was born in 1942, Eisenhower should be included in that list, wouldn't you agree?
Of course, the other explanation is that for a liberal like Streisand, the only presidents that she recognizes are Kennedy and Clinton. Makes you wonder what the color of the sky is in her world.
I’m thinking evergreen:
Love soft as an easy chair
Love fresh as the morning air
One love that is shared by two
I have found with you
Like a rose under the april snow
I was always certain love would grow
Love ageless and evergreen
Seldom seen by two