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    Thumbs down Sean Penn is such a tool

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    Sean Penn's rescue bid sinks
    From correspondents in New Orleans
    05sep05

    EFFORTS by Hollywood actor Sean Penn to aid New Orleans victims stranded by Hurricane Katrina foundered badly overnight, when the boat he was piloting to launch a rescue attempt sprang a leak.

    Penn had planned to rescue children waylaid by Katrina's flood waters, but apparently forgot to plug a hole in the bottom of the vessel, which began taking water within seconds of its launch.

    The actor, known for his political activism, was seen wearing what appeared to be a white flak jacket and frantically bailing water out of the sinking vessel with a red plastic cup.

    When the boat's motor failed to start, those aboard were forced to use paddles to propel themselves down the flooded New Orleans street.

    Asked what he had hoped to achieve in the waterlogged city, the actor replied: "Whatever I can do to help."

    With the boat loaded with members of Penn's entourage, including a personal photographer, one bystander taunted the actor: "How are you going to get any people in that thing?"



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    And this man makes how much money????? What was it a 12' boat??? Geez!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Knight
    from http://www.drudgereport.com/

    Sean Penn's rescue bid sinks
    From correspondents in New Orleans
    05sep05

    EFFORTS by Hollywood actor Sean Penn to aid New Orleans victims stranded by Hurricane Katrina foundered badly overnight, when the boat he was piloting to launch a rescue attempt sprang a leak.

    Penn had planned to rescue children waylaid by Katrina's flood waters, but apparently forgot to plug a hole in the bottom of the vessel, which began taking water within seconds of its launch.

    The actor, known for his political activism, was seen wearing what appeared to be a white flak jacket and frantically bailing water out of the sinking vessel with a red plastic cup.

    When the boat's motor failed to start, those aboard were forced to use paddles to propel themselves down the flooded New Orleans street.

    Asked what he had hoped to achieve in the waterlogged city, the actor replied: "Whatever I can do to help."

    With the boat loaded with members of Penn's entourage, including a personal photographer, one bystander taunted the actor: "How are you going to get any people in that thing?"
    Total idiot. He should of just privately donated some of his millions. But oh wait then it wouldnt of been a photo-op! Never mind that wouldnt of worked he needs the publicity my bad!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mygirlsadie
    Total idiot. He should of just privately donated some of his millions. But oh wait then it wouldnt of been a photo-op! Never mind that wouldnt of worked he needs the publicity my bad!!!
    Why criticize someone who is trying to help? This view is cynical. IMO


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    Quote Originally Posted by dakini
    Why criticize someone who is trying to help? This view is cynical. IMO
    I agree. He was obviously unprepared but atleast he was trying to help. Why bash him for that?


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    Quote Originally Posted by NewMom2003
    I agree. He was obviously unprepared but atleast he was trying to help. Why bash him for that?
    Why start a whole thread for it too?


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    Quote Originally Posted by NewMom2003
    I agree. He was obviously unprepared but atleast he was trying to help. Why bash him for that?
    He wasnt trying to help. You don't bring your very own personal photographer when all you want to do is help. He was unprepared to help but he was prepared enough to have his photographer to make sure the world saw what a great caring helping guy he is. Not buying it. He was there for personal gain.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mygirlsadie
    He wasnt trying to help. You don't bring your very own personal photographer when all you want to do is help. He was unprepared to help but he was prepared enough to have his photographer to make sure the world saw what a great caring helping guy he is. Not buying it. He was there for personal gain.
    He's such a


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mygirlsadie
    He wasnt trying to help. You don't bring your very own personal photographer when all you want to do is help. He was unprepared to help but he was prepared enough to have his photographer to make sure the world saw what a great caring helping guy he is. Not buying it. He was there for personal gain.
    Everyone is entitled to their view. Even if it seems cynical to me.

    The guy is in movies. Movie stars and directors always have cameras with them. It is possible he is sincere. Why not give him the benefit of the doubt?

    He does give lots of money. He is an artist, a director, a film producer, if he takes his own boat and camera, perhaps he has the intention of offering something in addition to the rescue effort through his art that will benefit others later on.

    Unless you are omniscient, (and few of us are) it is impossible to know what is in someone else's heart, especially if you do not know them personally or hang out with them over time.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mygirlsadie
    He wasnt trying to help. You don't bring your very own personal photographer when all you want to do is help. He was unprepared to help but he was prepared enough to have his photographer to make sure the world saw what a great caring helping guy he is. Not buying it. He was there for personal gain.

    I totally agree. Especially since the bystander mocked how full the boat was with Penn's entourage. This was publicity. A photo op gone bad.


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    Quote Originally Posted by dakini
    Everyone is entitled to their view. Even if it seems cynical to me.

    The guy is in movies. Movie stars and directors always have cameras with them. It is possible he is sincere. Why not give him the benefit of the doubt?

    He does give lots of money. He is an artist, a director, a film producer, if he takes his own boat and camera, perhaps he has the intention of offering something in addition to the rescue effort through his art that will benefit others later on.

    Unless you are omniscient, (and few of us are) it is impossible to know what is in someone else's heart, especially if you do not know them personally or hang out with them over time.
    Steve Harvey went there, as did Harry Connick Jr.....no photog guy following them around.
    It's my own two cents. You don't have to read or like it.


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    People who try to help and are unprepared, then need to be rescued themselves.


    I vote for good intentions, but not from the heart, you don't bring photographer with you if your intentions are really what you say they are.

    The guy is not that bright, he could have done a bit more by comforting victims, instead of almost becoming one himself.


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    Well said, CyberLaw. That's the first time I've ever agreed with you, LOL.


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    I'm usually not one to criticize any efforts - but this was pure publicity seeking, not help. Going there on an empty boat, or one loaded with supplies is helping (even with a single photographer). Going there on a full boat is just an obnoxious publicity stunt, since they can't really rescue much of anyone at all - no room on the boat (even if it did stop leaking). That's really pretty low, using a situation like this for your own benefit, without helping anyone.

    I love that instead of getting his desired photo-op, he gets laughed at for being so incompetent he can't even manage the photo-op.


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