Turning now to politics, can we agree that actors are, by and large, wasting their talents by focusing mostly on acting and cosmetic surgery? How will we ever know the truth unless actors are brave enough to speak out?
Consider Hollywood sage Sean Penn, swaggering around Cannes this week and dispensing political wisdom like a retired newspaper columnist on crank. Speaking of Barack Obama, Penn had this to say:
“I hope that he will understand, if he is the nominee, the degree of disillusionment that will happen if he doesn’t become a greater man than he will ever be.”
Hmm. Food for thought. I fear what will happen if I don’t become a greater man than I will ever be, but thought of the same fate befalling the presumptive Democratic nominee — well, that’s scary. It was courageous of Mr. Penn to point it out. None of us, including him, should ever not become greater men than we will ever be.
Another Penn insight: “I’m certainly interested and excited by the hope that Barack Obama is inspiring.” Which is no small thing, considering Penn’s citation, a few minutes later, of the candidate’s “phenomenally inhuman and unconstitutional” voting record.
Inhuman? Unconstitutional? Since Obama voted with the majority of his inhuman Democratic colleagues 97 percent of the time during the current session, this could be a game-changer, as we pundits like to say. Nice catch, Sean. An October surprise in May! The Republican Party thanks you.