Weekend 'Treat'? Streisand: 'Lovely Democratic Mem'ries/Of the Way We Were'
The customized stanzas from her 'Miseries' adaption of the 'Way We Were' as played on the October 2, 2002 Special Report with Brit Hume:
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Of the House we left behind.
Lovely Democratic mem'ries
Of the way we were.
Unprecedented growth in the economy.
The Dow was up, the deficit was down.
As long as Democrats were the majority,
I could sleep nights,
Not weep nights.
Brit Hume introduced that clip: “You've probably heard or read that at a Democratic Party fundraiser in Los Angeles over the weekend, Barbra Streisand performed a re-worked version of her famous hit song Memories from the movie The Way We Were. You may have heard that it was called Miseries and was about life under this Republican administration. You may not have believed that this actually happened. Well:”
Afterward, Hume, unable to control his laughter, barely managed to get through his standard closing line: “And that's Special Report for this time. Please come again next time, and in the meantime stay tuned for news: fair, balanced and unafraid.”
(Video re-rendered from the MRC's archive by Michelle Humphrey.)
From Tapper's September 17 posting about the stars who attended the two Obama-Biden fundraisers:
...Somewhere between 250 and 300 others signed up for the dinner, including Leonardo DiCaprio, Jamie Lee Curtis, Will Farrell -- known for, among other characters, his devastating impersonation of President George W. Bush -- as well as Jodie Foster, Toby McGuire, and Chris Rock.
Not to mention the man Sen. John McCain, D-Ariz., said was his favorite Hollywood "president," Dennis Haysbert, who played the assassinated President David Palmer on Fox's "24."...
Obama then went to the ballroom at the Regent Beverly Wilshire.
Around 800 people -- including Sarah Silverman, Ron Howard, Magic Johnson, and Pierce Brosnan -- were there, each paying $2,500 to the Obama Victory Fund.
We are told, though the press was not permitted (inflicted?) with permission to hear her, that Barbra Streisand ran through little parts of songs, though not entire numbers....