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Actor Sean Penn has accused President Bush of “criminal negligence” in connection with the response to Hurricane Katrina. Of course, you have to give Penn credit–he’s not one of those celebrities who just mouth off, but never do anything constructive. No, Penn sprang into action, determined to show the authorities how it’s done by people who aren’t “criminally negligent.” Unfortunately, the results weren’t quite what he had hoped for:

Sean Penn’s Hurricane Katrina rescue boat just wasn’t sound enough to help those in New Orleans. Penn had planned to rescue children waylaid by Katrina’s flood waters, but apparently forgot to plug in a hole in the bottom of his vessel, which began filling with water seconds after its launch the other day, reports the Melbourne Herald Sun. The star was seen wearing what appeared to be a white flak jacket and frantically bailing water out with a red plastic cup. When the motor didn’t start, Penn and his entourage

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