Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Light Tuesday

I am climbing out from under a pile of work. I will be back to my regular posting soon. I may be busy, but unlike Sean Penn, my boat still floats.

Rescue attempt by Hollywood actor Sean Penn founders in New Orleans

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

I wouldn't begrudge Mr. Penn's attempt to help, but I can't shake the feeling that he was simply trying to grab some press.

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?"

Talk about 'up the creek'.