I still think Tom Hanks would have been a more appealing choice to play Richard Clarke, the former White House counter-terrorism expert in Paul Haggis ‘s forthcoming film version of Against All Enemies, which is based on Clarke’s book. I’m saying this because ABC News’ Christopher Isham reported yesterday that the always superb Sean Penn has been cast in the role. A great actor, yes…but an activist anti-Bush lefty, which will probably make the film seem like more of a hard-core political piece than it would if Hanks or some congenial nice-guy actor had the role.