Sean Penn Gets the Kiss of Death, Praise from Socialist Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez … Better than an Oscar for Socialist Actor
Sean Penn once again proving that the movie, Team America, World Police, was spot on in its assessment of Hollywood and Mr. Penn. Sean Penn goes to Venezuela to see how the other half live and gets praise from Venezuelan Dictator, I mean President Hugo Chavez. So Penn walks around the slums of Venezuela and some how Chavez is a benevolent leader.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has praised Sean Penn 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 consciousness, the search for new paths,” Chavez said Wednesday in a televised speech. “He’s one of the greatest opponents of the Iraq invasion.”
Chavez said the two plan to meet 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 are the odds that Penn thinks Venezuela is the land of rainbow sky’s and rivers made of chocolate? Sean Penn, how does it feel to sell your soul to the Devil?
From the NewsBusters: Is it the pinnacle of an anti-American, socialist actor’s career to be praised by an anti-American, socialist dictator?
UPDATE I: Sean Penn meets Chavez in Venezuela
Meet the new Cindy Sheehan, say hello to Sean Penn. Hey Spiccoli, if you think Chavez has all the answers, please move to Venezuela permanently.
Chavez met privately with the 46-year-old actor for two hours Thursday, praising him as being “brave” for urging Americans to impeach President Bush.
Chavez said he and Penn discussed the question of “why the (U.S.) empire attacks Chavez so much,” saying Venezuela’s oil wealth is a key reason.
He also said Washington is “afraid that the people of the United States will learn the real truth” about the situation in Venezuela, citing his social programs for the poor.
“If the people of the United States, those millions and millions of poor people … if that nation realizes what is truly happening here, there would be a revolution in the United States,” Chavez said, eliciting applause from Penn.