Sean Penn Sits With Chavez: Part Deux

By: Betsy Waldman / October 21, 2008

It’s cool to have Sean Penn on your “just drop by list,” but it’s somehow even more impressive if he’s on Hugo Chavez’s list.

The Venezuelan president, after a successful icebreaker in ’07, held a second audience with the Milk star. For their first visit, the pair probably traded favorite all-terrain boot brands and swigged from bottles, talkin’ about resources.

This time the men indulged in something a bit more official, visiting a natural gas pipeline on Chavez’s turf this past Sunday.

The pres is no stranger to a celeb following; earlier this year he was linked to supermodel Naomi Campbell, after an interview Campbell conducted with Chavez for GQ magazine had the media speculating that they were dating.