So a Kucinich for President fundraiser was out, but that didn’t mean Sean Penn and Dennis Kucinich weren’ t still going to party–and maybe even get out a little pent-up aggression. How else to explain the pair winding up on a stage to introduce far, far underground heavy metal act Ringworm? After all, it isn’t every day the would-be architect of the Department of Peace teams up with a bunch of guys who boast in press materials of conjuring a sound “powerful enough to bring metal fans to their knees”; powerful enough, indeed, to “exorcise humanity’s filthy demons.” (The rhetoric is par for the course, by the by.) Could it be the man who fervently believed Peace is Possible has been so demoralized by his recent loss that he’s thrown his Carole King and James Taylor LPs out the window for something to better match his dark mood…say, for instance, Ringworm’s The Venomous Grand Design and Justice Replaced by Revenge? Or is this simply the price one pays to keep up with a startlingly young wife?