Ozzie Guillen is a passionate manager of the Chicago White Sox. And he brought that fiery passion to Twitter, blasting actor Sean Penn for writing an op-ed in praise of Venezuela’s Marxist dictator Hugo Chavez.
Writing in the Huffington Post, Penn had said that it was a “defamation” to refer to Chavez as a dictator.
“This is not a dictator supported by the wealthy classes, but rather, a president elected by the impoverished and at the service of the Venezuelan constitution, a document not unlike our own. He is a flamboyant, passionate leader,” wrote Penn.
“Sean penn if you love venezuela please move to venezuela for a year. But rent a house in guarenas or guatire to see how long you last clown.”
Most Americans are ignorant of Hugo Chavez’ outrageous actions. So they might be susceptible to believing Sean Penn’s wild assertions. I’m glad to see some push back from Ozzie Guillen.
For a great write-up on Hugo Chavez, don’t read Sean Penn. Instead opt for “Hugo Chavez: Anti-Catholic, Narcissist, Leninist” in The Catholic Thing written by George Marlin.