So, Wyclef Jean announces he is going to run for the Presidency of Haiti, and immediately after doing so, Sean Penn goes on CNN and says he does not trust Wyclef. Now, although Sean can be a cranky guy and is someone I have no desire to ever hold a conversation with or be close to, I will say that he knows a lot about Haiti. Sure, Sean can be an a-hole of epic proportions, just had his divorce finalized because he could not keep it in his pants even when his wife was around and is probably jealous Robin is going to be in Girl With The Dragon tattoo and get to have sex scenes with Daniel Craig. But, all that being said, Sean has been in Haiti almost since the beginning of the crisis and at this point is probably an expert. Although he may never shower and smell like a chain smoker who has not brushed his teeth in a year, if Sean says something about Wyclef being President, we should listen.
"This is somebody who's going to receive an enormous amount of support from the United States, and I have to say I'm very suspicious of it, simply because he, as an ambassador at large, has been virtually silent. For those of us in Haiti, he has been a non-presence. I see in Wyclef Jean somebody who could well have been influenced by the promise of support of companies. I think Haiti is clearly vulnerable ... There is a history of American interests coming in and underpaying people. This is a culture of one to two dollars a day, that they were making."
He then went on to fully throw Wyclef under the bus by saying, "I haven't seen or heard anything of [Wyclef Jean] in these last six months that I've been in Haiti. I think he's an important voice. I hope he doesn't sacrifice that voice by taking the eye off the very devastating realities on the ground," Penn said. "I want to see someone who's really, really willing to sacrifice for their country, and not just someone who I personally saw with a vulgar entourage of vehicles that demonstrated a wealth in Haiti that, in context, I felt was a very obscene demonstration."
Wyclef says Sean should give him a call. That's it? That is all you have after that trashing? Tell him to give me a call? Wow.