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Day By Day by Chris Muir.

9.09.2005

In Defense of Sean Penn

'Criminal Negligence,' as defined within Answers.com,

A gross deviation from the standard of care expected of a
reasonable person that is manifest in a failure to protect others from a risk
(as of death) deriving from one's conduct and that renders one criminally liable
called also culpable negligence compare gross negligence in this entry.

Sean Penn, reminiscent of his days as an esteemed journalist qualifying whether the United States of America should engage Iraq based upon his determinations of the existence of WMDs, berated the United States this past week in the wake of the Hurricane Katrina natural disaster; particularly, his poisonous venom was aimed at President Bush's 'culpability' in the efforts to respond to the needs of the souls effected by the devastation wrought by Katrina,
There are people that are dying right now and I mean babies and old
people and everybody in between - they are dying. There are people dying and
(the US government are) not putting the boats in the water, I think that is
criminal negligence. I don't think anybody ever anticipated the criminal
negligence of the Bush administration in this situation.
Surely, Sean Penn would not engage in such theatrics in order to take political shots at an administration for whom he disagrees. His intentions are noble, and should be construed as nothing but pure (as reported by 'The Right Track'). It is always pleasant to see Hollywood engaged in such noble causes, and I encourage him to highlight occurrences throughout this ordeal that would merit evaluation for synonymous situations. Though, all in all, it will be quite curious to see the genuineness of Mr. Penn as the latest news unravels from the documented ineptitude of the Mayor of New Orleans, Ray Nagin. This supposed leader's handling of the entire ordeal has bordered along the realms of being a comedy of errors, barring the fact that nothing has been humorous regarding these past two weeks. For lack of being transparent, blatantly partisan and arrogantly ignorant of the grandiose nature of this entire human tragedy, Mr. Penn should bring attention to the actions (or lack thereof) of New Orleans 'leader,' and ultimate 'first-responder,' Mayor Nagin.
As NewsMax reports,

Turns out, Nagin turned his nose up at the yellow buses, demanding
more comfortable Greyhound coaches instead. "I need 500 buses, man," he told
WWL. "One of the briefings we had they were talking about getting, you know,
public school bus drivers to come down here and bus people out of here." Nagin
described his response: "I'm like - you've got to be kidding me. This is a
natural disaster. Get every doggone Greyhound bus line in the country and get
their asses moving to New Orleans."


A gross deviation from the standard of care....Please explain to me how this man, how this human being, could rationally make one of the most callous decisions seen in recent American History. There is no loose correlation that would not indicate that leaving the buses idle precluded any ability of those in need of help the most from escaping the wrath of Katrina. Any reasonable person, with any degree of cognizance could attenuate these facts. Foregoing what was a virtual guarantee of saving human life, this man, this supposed leader, pompously demanded more, but not more that would aid his constituency, more in the realms of luxury.

Mr. Penn, patiently I, along with America, await your tirade.

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