But Mr. Morris thinks that Mr. Penn’s corporate client list—it includes the likes of Microsoft, Texaco and AT&T—is a conflict-of-interest scandal waiting to happen.
“I think he doesn’t know when to stop his commercial life and start his political life,” Mr. Morris said.
He pointed out that Burson-Marsteller promotes itself as the home of Mrs. Clinton’s chief strategist. “He’s letting himself and offering himself to be used by those who want to buy a piece of the incoming Clinton administration,” Mr. Morris said. “It’s a real risk for him.”
(Mr. Penn responds that he is not a lobbyist, and is very careful to keep his political and corporate activities separate.)
Valid points. We'll see if Penn's status actually affects voting.