Penn made a surprise appearance at a candlelight vigil for Chavez in Bolivia on Monday, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Chavez is currently in Cuba undergoing his fourth cancer-related surgery since June 2011. ďThank you, Sean,Ē Venezuelan ambassador Crisbeylee Gonzalez said, according to THR, ďfor joining us and for wanting to be here. We know President Chavez is a good friend of yours, and you didnít hesitate one second about coming here with us to this vigil."
ďHeís one of the most important forces weíve had on this planet, and Iíll wish him nothing but that great strength he has shown over and over again. I do it in love, and I do it in gratitude," responded Penn. ďI just want to say, from my very American point of view, of my friend President Chavez: It is only possible to be so inspiring as he is, as a two-way street. And he would say that his inspiration is the people.Ē
First, Penn's comment is almost completely incoherent. He made more sense as Spicoli.
Second, the Venezuelan ambassador's parents named him Crisbeylee? Were they trying to make his childhood a living hell, or were they just trying to avoid him finding out that they hadn't given him lunch money by ensuring that the envelope would be taken by bullies before he had a chance to open it?
Third, Chavez doesn't just have cancer, he is a cancer, and when he is excised, Venezuela will have a chance to recover from his dictatorship.