Skip to comments.Sean Penn to the rescue in New Orleans [photo]
Posted on 09/04/2005 9:24:00 PM PDT by saquin
Sean Penn bales water out of a boat with a plastic cup as he and members of his entourage make an attempt to rescue stranded people in New Orleans.
"Give credit where credit is due. He is due some."
I'll give him a cup's worth.
Seriously, this reads like satire, but since Sean Penn is involved, I have to consider the possibility that it's legit.
I can't wait to hear him criticize W for not being able to get hundreds of thousands out of NO while he couldn't even get one out. This was all intended to show up the President. Well Sean, rescuing people is a lot harder than it looks, huh?
Now that he's displayed competence at bailing, put his ass on a levy with a bucket for the next four months.
How did he get into New Orleans? I thought access was limited to essential personnel only.
Floating around in his Kevlar jacket with his entourage for a few minutes in a boat too full to save anyone and he thinks he's really accomplishing something. Great pic BTW!
All appearance and zero function.
Typical for holly wood.
"Fear not, people of New Orleans, help is on the way!"
Hahaha. That kills me. (maybe bcse I'm picturing an animated Sean proclaiming it on an upcoming episode of South Park)
ROFLOL!! Don't you just love it when they show their smarts???
You don't suppose it's some sort of $1000 life jacket? Real kevlar it's not, but sheesh.
They can call it "Master and Commander" lol
He probably did more to impede real rescue efforts going on. They have better things to do than worrying about a stupid actor who only thinks he knows anything about boating, let alone in the swamp that is currently N.O.
Since his plan took 7 days, and it failed, does that mean he hates blacks too?
You know, at first I laughed at Sean for this stupid attempt, then I began to feel guilty - he's at least trying to do something while I sit here in front of my monitor, doing nothing.
Then it dawned on me the damage he could do with this stunt. He could sink and require rescue, he could rescue someone and THEN sink, he could wander into a nest of looters and get himself and anyone with him killed, etc.
I'd forgotten the cardinal rule - know your limitations. Render assistance if you have the ability - if not, stay the h*ll out of the way.
Thankfully, it looks like Sean has reconsidered his trip and I'm back to chuckling at him.
I bet the guy who sold him the boat is still laughing.
Im still laughing. What a great shot. The photograher should get the pulizer prizes. even if it is his own dude.
I bet he didn't waste that cocktail he had in that cup before he started to bail the gumbo out of his boat.
He's no Jean Lafitte.
yeah - but I mean penn drowning in his bassboat(?).
jean lafitte Never lost his fleet.
So, did the coast guard have to come in and save HIM?
I don't have the energy to read through every comment. So apologies if this is redundant.
Will y'all please go to the Getty link below, click the second photo from left to enlarge, and tell me if you think the guy to Sean Penn's right looks an awful lot like Douglas Brinkley, historian... (If that is Brinkley, he's also in the first photo, ducking).
There would be a certain logic to this. He's a guy who loves swift boat combat yarns and loser politicians.
I don't know. Maybe this is a Katrina-induced vision. But please, someone check it out:
Hey, cut me some slack, I said that I've always thought he was a jerk!
No blood, no foul.
That thing looks like a floating duck blind...
Row row row your boat....
They were probably gonna put them on camera, "spontaneously" thanking Penn & Co. for saving their lives when W wouldn't...:)
Maybe he'll shame Jesse Jackson into renting his own rescue canoe...:)
ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh that was the best line yet bro
What a royal jerk off Penn is..I though it was Grocho Marx in drag when I first saw that pic.
[I've learned that you *have* to keep laughing or you just might start *screaming*]
I dig your "me" page...:)
So Sean Penn arrives with entourage... and immediately saves himself from drowning. Brilliant! Blame Bush!!!
Pleas man , he did it as a publicity stunt ,. Can't you see that ? Who the hell was he going to save in that little boat? He had a pro photo guy with him to record his heroic acts.
Wasn't that Oscar for "Dead Man Dipping"?
It absolutely looks like him to me, unless he has a twin.
Very interesting. Is it known if they are buddy-buddy?
[brave Sir Sean]...;))
Only children? He would have passed by adults in distress? Well, I guess he only had room for tiny children in his boat.
I just know I'll be so sorry I asked this.
What did she say?
Naw , I was right the first time ..That's NOT Penn , it's Grocho Marx in drag . I knew it !
[what *was* I thinking??]..;)
"Would a world without Sean Penn be worth living in?"
How can we find out?....LOL!
Someone posted this on another thread:
"John Siegenthaler told Rita Crosby (MSNBC) that he had just seen Sean Penn and Historian Douglas Brinkley in a boat on a rescue mission in the Garden District."
Apparently it's true. But I gotta say, if I hadn't seen the pictorial proof, reading that sentence sounds like someone's bad acid trip.
We have only their word for it.
Isn't he a PETA nut?
How do we know he wasn't just throwing a drink of clean water to a thirsty gator?