Sean Penn is this week's Idiot of the Week. He went on CNN and 'explained' the Tea Party wants to lynch Barack Obama and he 'explained' that they are all racist.
What he really explained is that he's f**king nuts.
That should have been clear awhile back. He blew his marriage to Robin Wright who's 'crime' was creating he family Penn claimed he wanted. She gave him children, she gave him a home, she indulged every one of his fantasies and dreams and he was so out of it he couldn't appreciate what he had -- something that he will never gain again with any other woman.
And I've felt sorry for him and found him tragic.
But now he's just being stupid.
You never tar and feather an entire people. Sean Penn does not know the Tea Party, does not hang out with them. He's just an off his meds crazy. Adam Kokesh, of Iraq Veterans Against the War, is part of the Tea Party. He's not a racist. The Tea Party's backing which candidate in the GOP race currently? Herman Cain. Herman Cain is African-American.
Facts don't seem to matter to Sean Penn.
There are people who are racists on the left and on the right and who are apolitical.
Just like they're are people on the left, right and center who are homophobic.
Sean Penn should know all about that since he spent the early part of his career embracing homophobia.
As a friend of C.I.'s has pointed out, Sean attempted a make over on that issue in the late 90s but his attacks on gays during his marriage to Madonna did not disappear from history.
Maybe a known homophobe is really the last person who should be opening his big mouth?
And maybe a man who shot his girlfriend and tied up one wife is the last person who needs person who needs to be offer 'clinical diagnosis' of others?
In fact, if you look at his treatment of women, he's also serious problems with sexism.
So a homophobic sexist is pointing the fingers at other people -- people he doesn't even know.
What Sean Penn needs to do is stop 'traveling' the world (fleeing), put down the booze and deal with how he destroyed his own life. If he did that quick enough he might have a chance to rebuild it. Otherwise, we're going to be seeing a great deal more crazy from him in the coming years.
Here's C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"