“Mamas hope your babies grow up to be mass-murdereing, warmongering Stalinists” (sings Sean Penn)
Sean Penn was Hugo Chavez' guest of honor (again) this Thursday, serving as keynote speaker at graduation ceremonies for Venezuela's Salvador Allende Medical School.
"Allow me to impart a little anecdote," beamed the two-time Oscar winner to the enchanted crowd. "I had the privilege to introduce my sons to comandante Fidel Castro and as he posed for a photo between them I told him: "President, I'll now be denounced in the U.S. for educating my sons as socialist revolutionaries.
So he responded: "That's the second best thing that could happen to them--first being doctors."
Entire thing in Spanish here.
Imagine the professional life expectancy of a Hollywood actor who boasted of the privilege of having his kids pose with Augusto Pinochet Santa-Claus-style. Heck, it's pretty much a career-killer to pose with George Bush!