Barack Obama wants to meet with Hugo Chavez within the first year of his administration; perhaps Sean Penn intends to lay the groundwork?
Chavez said Penn traveled to Venezuela this week wanting to learn more about the situation in the country and walked around some of Caracas' poor barrios on his own.
"Welcome to Venezuela, Mr. Penn. What drives him is consciousness, the search for new paths," Chavez said Wednesday in a televised speech. "He's one of the greatest opponents of the Iraq invasion."
Maybe it's not about politics for Sean Penn; maybe he's in Caracas for the same reason Danny Glover was: he wanted the money. Could Sean be looking to finance 'I Am Sam II?'