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Sean Penn calls Bush a 'Beezlebub--and a dumb one'...
Editor and Publisher ^ | 09/12/06

Posted on 09/12/2006 10:01:19 AM PDT by MikeA

NEW YORK Sparks usually fly, from one quarter or another, when actor Sean Penn meets the press, and it happened again this week at a news conference for the Toronto International Film Festival. Chances were greater there as he was touting a long-expected political drama screened there, the re-make of "All the King's Men."

Among the highlights on Sunday, Penn asked photographers to stop snapping so he could hear questions, and he called President Bush "a Beelzebub -- and a dumb one."

Penn stars in the new movie as a Huey Long-type populist politician in Louisiana, with Jude Law playing a crucial role as his friend, an alcoholic reporter.

"One could make the argument that George Bush is a good politician," Penn said at one point, seemingly offering praise. Then he added: "I think the issue is how you define politician. Once upon a time, politics was the organization of things to benefit the people."

An early review this week by E&P's VNU sibling, The Hollywood Reporter, hailed Penn's "charismatic" performance, but added that the movie "doesn't seem to know how to contain it. Writer-director Steven Zaillian's questionable solution is to fit this rambunctious portrait of unruly Southern politics in a monumental frame where Southern Gothic meets Leni Riefenstahl." Variety panned it as "overstuffed."

At the press conference, a reporter returned to the notion of Bush as a good politician, and Penn said the definition has changed -- much as it has for "good actor" which now means, he said, "contest winner" (he is an Academy Award winner himself).

"So that's the level of politician I think he's good at," Penn said. "Out of context, he's Beelzebub -- and a dumb one."

Another query: Could he name a good politician? Penn said he wasn't about to "rattle off the cliches....It should be obvious, those people who sacrificed of their talents and their commitment to their country or their people . . . we know who they are and they're not currently in the White House."

Penn has written several freelance articles for the San Francisco Chronicle in recent years.


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Funny how the godless always invoke religious imagery, like the idea of their being a devil which secular types deny the existence of, when it suits their ugly political rhetoric. But it takes real wit, intelligence and originality to call Bush the devil (echoing Al Qaeda's rhetoric by the way and probably not accidentally) and "dumb." That just shows Sean Penn's intelligence that he has nothing beyond 3rd grade name calling to oppose Bush with, and nothing of substance.

By the way Sean, was Saddam a "Beezelbub" too or was he just the poor, charming, misunderstood rogue you liberals claim?

Let's have you and Bush compare resumes and educational attainment there, shall we Sean? You're a washed up actor. He's president. Bush wins.

1 posted on 09/12/2006 10:01:22 AM PDT by MikeA
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2 posted on 09/12/2006 10:03:56 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Fight Crime. Shoot Back.)
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To: MikeA
Once upon a time, politics was the organization of things to benefit the people

LOL...when was that?

Sean, who's the dumb one?

4 posted on 09/12/2006 10:04:55 AM PDT by what's up
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To: MikeA

He should have spent more time with Mr Hand.


5 posted on 09/12/2006 10:05:44 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: what's up

Obviously another court jester who was raised by Oprah.


6 posted on 09/12/2006 10:06:27 AM PDT by roses of sharon
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To: MikeA
Sean Penn calls Bush a 'Beezlebub--and a dumb one'...

Exactly who was it that married Madonna?

7 posted on 09/12/2006 10:07:05 AM PDT by N. Theknow ((Kennedys - Can't drive, can't fly, can't ski, can't skipper a boat - But they know what's best.))
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To: MikeA
Sporkweasle - n. see Sean Penn
8 posted on 09/12/2006 10:07:15 AM PDT by stm (Katherine Harris for US Senate!)
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To: MikeA

George W. Bush has more brains in his little finger than Sean Penn has in his entire family.


9 posted on 09/12/2006 10:07:23 AM PDT by SeanOGuano
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To: MikeA

Sean is a classic example of a usefull idiot.Why can't these hollyweird types stick to making movies?


10 posted on 09/12/2006 10:07:28 AM PDT by Thombo2
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To: MikeA
Who's dumb Sean?



11 posted on 09/12/2006 10:08:40 AM PDT by tiredoflaundry (The right wants victory, the left wants surrender. It's that simple.)
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To: MikeA

Aye aye, Admiral Spicoli.

12 posted on 09/12/2006 10:08:45 AM PDT by dighton
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To: MikeA

Trust Sean Penn ... he knows politics; after all he plays a politician in a movie.


13 posted on 09/12/2006 10:08:48 AM PDT by IMissPresidentReagan ("My Friends we did it....we made a difference. ...All in all not bad, not bad at all." Pres. Reagan)
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To: MikeA
Sean Penn, you will forever be known as this brilliant individual:


14 posted on 09/12/2006 10:08:52 AM PDT by RockinRight (She rocks my world, and I rock her world.)
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To: Thombo2
Why can't these hollyweird types stick to making movies?

It's because everyday they wake up and think to themselves, "I make my living by saying other people's words, I want to say something for myself."

15 posted on 09/12/2006 10:09:30 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: MikeA
". . . we know who they are and they're not currently in the White House."

We know who "they" are too -- Beelzebubba, also known as X42, is one of them, and praise God he/it isn't currently in the White House.

16 posted on 09/12/2006 10:09:57 AM PDT by Waryone
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To: Thombo2

Actors spend most of their lives living in a fantasy world, it's the nature of the profession. When they try to step into reality, however, that's when they are out of touch.


17 posted on 09/12/2006 10:09:57 AM PDT by stm (Katherine Harris for US Senate!)
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To: tiredoflaundry

Yeah Sean. Just shut up and bail. :-)


18 posted on 09/12/2006 10:10:18 AM PDT by auboy
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To: MikeA

I'm a jeanyus!

19 posted on 09/12/2006 10:10:25 AM PDT by isthisnickcool (Don't worry, everything will be OK. Or maybe it won't.)
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To: MikeA

Well, that settles it. If Sean Penn said, then it must really be true. Whoa is me - the entire foundation of my life just crumbled out from underneath me...


20 posted on 09/12/2006 10:10:51 AM PDT by Hegemony Cricket (Free Introspection Classes - Inquire Within)
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To: MikeA

Will the MSM report what I think of Shawn Pen? Why him of POTUS?


21 posted on 09/12/2006 10:10:53 AM PDT by dhuffman@awod.com (The conspiracy of ignorance masquerades as common sense.)
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To: N. Theknow

Didn't he say he has an Ann Coulter doll that he burns with cigarettes?? What a useless ahole.


22 posted on 09/12/2006 10:11:06 AM PDT by andyssister
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To: MikeA
"Once upon a time, politics was the organization of things to benefit the people."

Politics has NEVER been for the people. Just ask Julius Caesar......

23 posted on 09/12/2006 10:12:26 AM PDT by Red Badger (Is Castro dead yet?........)
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To: MikeA

This is what EIDTOR and PUBLISHER amounts to:

A pr man for Sean Penn.


24 posted on 09/12/2006 10:12:42 AM PDT by sandra_789 (.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

This coming from a guy who went to NOLA after Hurricane Katrina with a leaky boat to rescue people!


25 posted on 09/12/2006 10:13:15 AM PDT by Sister_T (Defend America ... Defeat DEMOCRATS!!!! Go Ken Blackwell Go!!)
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To: RockinRight

Waaaa, then we're going to fly off to Australia and jam with the Stooooones!!


26 posted on 09/12/2006 10:13:46 AM PDT by stm (Katherine Harris for US Senate!)
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To: MikeA

People on Ludes should not opine...


27 posted on 09/12/2006 10:14:01 AM PDT by mikeus_maximus (The War on Terror has now become the Democracy Project.)
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To: dighton

I still laugh at that lifevest thing he is wearing. What the heck?!?!


28 posted on 09/12/2006 10:15:01 AM PDT by LongsforReagan ("I believe the very heart and soul of conservatism is libertarianism."- Ronald Reagan)
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To: Blue Jays
Hi All-

It is too bad he is such a nitwit because he is good at pretending he is other people as an actor. As a rule, I never go to see his movies in the theater and prefer if someone else gets them on Netflix for viewing. My other multiplex trick is to pay for a different movie and then enter the film I wish to watch so outspoken actors like Sean Penn don't receive credit.

~ Blue Jays ~

29 posted on 09/12/2006 10:15:19 AM PDT by Blue Jays (Rock Hard, Ride Free)
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To: MikeA
Penn asked photographers to stop snapping so he could hear questions, and he called President Bush "a Beelzebub -- and a dumb one."

One can only pat the little liberals on their heads and shoo them away.

30 posted on 09/12/2006 10:15:45 AM PDT by jla
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To: MikeA
Could he name a good politician? Penn said he wasn't about to "rattle off the cliches....It should be obvious, those people who sacrificed of their talents and their commitment to their country or their people . . . we know who they are and they're not currently in the White House."

-You're right Sean - I sure miss the era of bj's in the Oval Office, the gutting of the military, giving Osama a free pass and the wholesale transfer of military secrets to the Chinese.

Yea, those were the days alright.
31 posted on 09/12/2006 10:15:45 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (In loving memory of those lost on 9/11)
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To: SeanOGuano

Speaking of family, Penn's a "red diaper baby". His father was a commie and was "blacklisted " during the so called "Red Scare".


If the son is any indictation of the father, then he had it coming too. He's just a pissed off Daddy was shown for what he is.

Too bad HUAC isn't in business anymore.

PS. His dad did have REAL courage, He was a bombardier over Europe during WW2


32 posted on 09/12/2006 10:15:47 AM PDT by RedMonqey (Liberal Agenda : "You've got it, I want it, you owe me,")
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To: MikeA
Bright bulb ... dim bulb



Sean Penn poses for photos in Toronto, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2006. Penn is attending the Toronto Film Festival and the screening of his film 'All The King's Men.' (AP Photo/Chitose Suzuki)

33 posted on 09/12/2006 10:15:54 AM PDT by maggief
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To: tiredoflaundry

Bush is stupid? I wonder what Ivy league school Mr. Penn graduate from? Harvard, Brown, Yale?


34 posted on 09/12/2006 10:16:10 AM PDT by xxyyxx
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To: MikeA

Sean Penn couldn't even graduate from Santa Monica Junior College Auto Mechanics School!


35 posted on 09/12/2006 10:16:38 AM PDT by avacado
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To: sandra_789

"EIDTOR"

Looks like you could use an editor.


36 posted on 09/12/2006 10:17:26 AM PDT by toddlintown (Six bullets and Lennon goes down. Yet not one hit Yoko. Discuss.)
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To: tiredoflaundry

LOL...that's the picture I like to see.


38 posted on 09/12/2006 10:18:44 AM PDT by Fawn (http://www.jokaroo.com/funnyvideos/toilet_obsession.html)
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To: mikeus_maximus
People on Ludes should not opine...

You owe me a new keyboard...

39 posted on 09/12/2006 10:18:52 AM PDT by killjoy (Dirka dirka mohammed jihad! Sherpa sherpa bakalah!)
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To: MikeA

What's funniest of all is this guy's actually convinced people care about what he's got to say about anything !!!


40 posted on 09/12/2006 10:18:54 AM PDT by Obie Wan
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To: LongsforReagan
I still laugh at that lifevest thing he is wearing. What the heck?!?!

I thought it was a buller proof vest. Can't be too careful with "those" kind of people running around NO.
41 posted on 09/12/2006 10:18:58 AM PDT by RedMonqey (Liberal Agenda : "You've got it, I want it, you owe me,")
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To: MikeA

Sean Penn has enough intelligence to make disparaging remarks about the president? Heavens no!! Who cares what he says anyway?


42 posted on 09/12/2006 10:19:24 AM PDT by jch10
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To: MikeA
What a movie actor says at a Toronto film festival

has NOTHING to with the supposed purpose of EDITOR and PUBLISHER.

Yet they eagerly publicize it,

despite that fact that it has NOTHING to do with editing or publishing

showing for all to see that they are just a another media rag promoting the left wing agenda.

43 posted on 09/12/2006 10:19:30 AM PDT by sandra_789 (.)
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To: RockinRight

What the hell is that? A bagel?


44 posted on 09/12/2006 10:19:36 AM PDT by Fawn (http://www.jokaroo.com/funnyvideos/toilet_obsession.html)
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To: MikeA

He's so smart....even MADONNA DUMPED HIM.


45 posted on 09/12/2006 10:20:24 AM PDT by Fawn (http://www.jokaroo.com/funnyvideos/toilet_obsession.html)
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To: maggief
I see Sean is contemplating the complexities of changing a light bulb....
46 posted on 09/12/2006 10:21:17 AM PDT by RedMonqey (Liberal Agenda : "You've got it, I want it, you owe me,")
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To: andyssister
What a useless ahole.

That just about covers it.

47 posted on 09/12/2006 10:21:43 AM PDT by Condor 63
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To: MikeA

huhhuhhuhuh Narrrley- he's like huhuhhuh dumb and all


48 posted on 09/12/2006 10:22:04 AM PDT by sandbar
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To: MikeA
Sean Penn plays a politician in a movie and feels qualified to pass judgement on a man wrestling with momentous decisions affecting the safety of America, its people, and Western Civilization.

Psychotic?

49 posted on 09/12/2006 10:22:46 AM PDT by DoctorMichael (A wall first. A wall now.)
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To: toddlintown

Good. I'll hire you for 5 cents an hour. Show up tomorrow morning at nine am, bright boy.


50 posted on 09/12/2006 10:22:50 AM PDT by sandra_789 (.)
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