They Said: "...he needs to seriously reevaluate his journalistic skillz. The laughably awful dud he penned for the December issue of The Nation should have been titled 'I’m Cool Enough To Hang With Hugo Chavez.' We stopped taking him seriously just after he played Spiccoli and just before he married Madonna."
In Defense: While Penn sometimes bordered on humorless and self-involved in the past, his sexy quotient rose considerably when he gave his acceptance speech at the Oscars. Compassionate, self-referential, with tons of humility and grace, he made me laugh and, sob, made me cry a little too. Apparently, he just needed to go gay!