pennStarting Monday, the San Francisco Chronicle will begin printing the articles Sean Penn (sporting his jaunty "celebrity journalist" hat) wrote about Iran's elections during his trip to the country two months ago. The series is tentatively scheduled to appear for five days, but Chronicle editor Phil Bronstein insists that the length of the run could change.

While I've always respected Penn's apparent intelligence and weird intensity, I'm still a little unclear on why the Chronicle hired him to do this. He wrote a piece on Iraq for them before, which obviously worked out well enough for him to get this gig-- but if they really wanted coverage of the election, they'd have run his series when it was news.  So is Bronstein just looking for press? And does the variable length of the run mean it'll be extended it if the Chronicle is selling more papers when Penn is in them?
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