Thursday, August 02, 2007

Penn Plays Kiss-Ass With Chavez

Venezuela's Chavez Praises Sean Penn For Critical Stance On Bush
International Herald Tribune

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez praised American actor Sean Penn on Wednesday for his critical stance against the war in Iraq, saying the two chatted by phone and soon plan to meet in person.

Chavez said Penn traveled to Venezuela this week wanting to learn more about the situation in the country and walked around some of Caracas' poor barrios on his own.

"Welcome to Venezuela, Mr. Penn. What drives him is conciousness, the search for new paths," Chavez said in a televised speech. "He's one of the greatest opponents of the Iraq invasion."

Chavez read aloud from a recent open letter by Penn to U.S. President George W. Bush in which the actor condemned the Iraq war and called for Bush to be impeached, saying the president along with Vice President Dick Cheney and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice are "villainously and criminally obscene people."

The socialist president, who shares those views, said he and Penn talked by phone — "with my bad English but we understood each other more or less."

Chavez said the two plan to meet on Thursday. He called the actor "well-informed about what is happening in the United States and the world, in spite of being in Hollywood."

What's more, Chavez said, "he's made great films." The Venezuelan leader said he recently watched Penn's Oscar-winning performance in the film "Mystic River."

For his part, Penn on Wednesday toured the country's new film studios on the outskirts of Caracas.

Penn, whose visit was unannounced, did not speak publicly.


Anonymous z said...

With his 'bad English' he was able to agree with Penn? What's so difficult when all those two can bring themselves to say is "Don't you just hate that devil, George Bush? and Isn't America the worst?"

5:49 AM  
Anonymous z said...

by the way, Donal..the lips are GREAT!! You have the best clip art!

5:50 AM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

Thanks, hon--they're actually GIF image embeds like they use on sidebars and at MySpace etc.

8:06 AM  
Anonymous prairieson said...

Sean Penn is a clueless munchkin.

I repeat, if Venezuela is such a great place -- or Cuba -- why doesn't dear old freak Sean move there?

Then he could be near his pal(s).

8:51 AM  
Anonymous bobcat said...

I'll help him pack his bags, the sonuvabitch. Here's just one more reason not to go to any of his movies.

11:39 AM  

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