Obama's Hollywood Star Fading?

Now some fresh pickings from the Political Grapevine:


Love sometimes fades in Hollywood, even when it's directed at President Obama.

The latest star to voice dissatisfaction is Barbra Streisand. Larry King asked her if the president has disappo inted her. She responded -- quote -- "at first maybe a little." She says she wishes he had moved faster on repealing the ban on gays openly serving in the military, but still believes he's a great president.

"Glee" actress Jane Lynch slams the president for his refusal to support gay marriage, saying -- quote -- "Obama won't do it. He's a huge disappointment to me."

Actor Matt Damon, who was an early supporter of Obama, said earlier this year he was disappointed with the president's progress -- quote -- "everyone feels a little let down."

And KISS singer Gene Simmons says he wants his Obama vote back because -- quote -- "if you take a look at the resume, you couldn't find somebody -- in retrospect -- more unqualified."

Surf's Up

The government is forking over your cash to steer Internet users to its own website for the new health care law.

The Health and Human Services Department bought an advertisement for the healthcare.gov website that appears at the top of a Google search for the word "Obamacare." Politico notes it is a concession that the administration has lost the battle over defining its terms, since "Obamacare" is generally used by detractors of the plan.

The conservative Weekly Standard asks -- "How would people have reacted if the government ran TV ads and bought up search terms selling the Iraq War?"

Cry for Help

And finally, Sarah Palin says there is a double standard when it comes to politicians who cry in public.

On "Good Morning America," Palin agreed House Speaker-designate John Boehner gets a pass when he cries in public -- quote -- "If I got up there and did a speech and I started breaking down, I'm sure that I would be mocked a little bit for that."