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Obama & Kumar Go to the White House

Obama & Kumar Go to the White House

Kal Penn (aka Kumar) from Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle fame, has decided to leave his TV show, House, and head to the White House to serve in President Obama‘s administration.

The 31-year old actor will be the associate director in the White House’s Office of Public Liaison & Intergovernmental Affairs.

Penn describes the group, saying, “They do outreach with the American public and with different organizations. They’re basically the front door of the White House. They take out all of the red tape that falls between the general public and the White House.”

Congrats Kal!

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  • Pff

    Obama’s gone grey already! blimey, stressful indeed.

  • wall

    cool. what did he study?

  • athena

    Wow, what an extreme career change and move….I guess he’d applied for the position a while ago and is the best qualified. Way to go Kal…do a great job in the White House for all!!!

  • snowy

    Shame to see a U.S. President travel to Europe and cripple America by calling us arrogant and that America is not a Christian and Judaism nation but a nation of citizens and ideals.

  • Monica

    That’s great. Congrats Kal.

  • M

    Shutup #4. Good for him saying that. Afterall this is NOT a christian or Judaism nation. Congrats to Kal

  • S

    Snowy you’re stupid. He said America has been arrogant (which it was for 8 years) and that Europe has been dismissive (which it has). Basically, he was blaming both sides not just America. Duh. Maybe you should stop watching Hannity for info.

    Congrats to Penn. He was at the concert and no one knew who he was when he was standing with all the celebs, but I did ;-)

  • anon

    This will last for about 2 years before he gets bored with the red tape and boring life of a civil servant.

  • yay

    I looove House, he’ll be missed. But wait a minute,no he won’t be missed. He’ll be in the public eye still with that job at the White House.

  • lalalove

    Something isn’t right about this story.

    Should I be like everyone here and say “Congrats”? Not yet.

  • sarah

    what these two in common? oh yeah WEED. one of them used to sell it and the other smokes it.

  • Gino

    Harold and Kumar go to the white house! next movie

  • jUSThERE

    Your are a racist.

  • Parissly

    Hi everybody! I’m French and european of course! And I just want to say that your president Obama don’t say that America is arrogant. Whatever… I just want to congrat Kal Penn for his new job even if i’d prefer him in House (the last episode was so great). He‚Äôll be missed.
    Kal penn = From House to the White house!!!!! :)

  • Charley Kane

    I assume this is a joke.

  • pop86

    Congrats Kal.

  • Steph

    from House to the White House..

  • nikki

    congrats kal, though i cried when he left house. i think it is cool that he is going after his dreams.

    p.s: the unites states is not a christian or jewish nation. we have no state religion and most of our founding fathers were diests. if you say we are a christian/jewish nation then you have obviously never read the constitution. separation of church and state and freedom of religion are two core values of america.

  • Amy

    He told some students at Penn that b/c he’d signed an option for Harold and Kumar 3 back when they did 1, that if they wanted to make 3, to get out of it, he’d have to stop acting for a period of time as specified int he contract. I think this is the real reason.

  • lakers fan in boston

    im extremely surprised that he would even do that
    i never knew he was actually that educated
    i always thought he was a dumbass cuz of his movies lol

  • jie

    if any of you looked up his name on youtube and listen to his interviews regarding to work he does outside of acting, you can tell that kal is indeed a very intelligent man. two thumbs up for him.

  • julzzee

    I think it’s great that he wants to be a public servant and
    spend his energy on worthwhile endeavors.
    He went to UCLA and is getting his masters at Stanford.

  • Shisha

    WOW! OMG I have also always thought he was a dumbass because of all of his movies. He’s always so stupid in them lol. I can’t believe this little rejected guy in “Love don’t cost a thing” is gonna work in the White House! :D Congrats to him.

  • shell

    Yeah he seems qualified. I guess. Maybe. IDK. probably not.

  • MMA

    Good for him! That should be very exciting.

  • fopos


    M (#6) your and idiot!!



    first off. #4 I agree with you it is shame to have the man we voted for to lead and support our country to go to another country and bad mouth us to those people….i don’t care what you all say that’s what he did

    Secondly, America was primary founded on the bases of religious persecution….CHRISTIAN persecution…therefore, with that fact and the fact that the currency in our great country says “In God we Trust” we can say that our country is first and formost a Christian country.

    Why do you think the Muslims in East are at war with us in the first place? You think it’s just because they wanted to piss off the most powerful nation in the world???? no! They believe this to be a holy war…a war for RELIGION

    so #6 shut the hell up


    so yeah….


    Please, can you PM me and tell me few more thinks about this, I am really fan of your blog…

  • Car Hifi

    Thatís Too nice, when it comes in india hope it can make a Rocking place for youngster.. hope that come true.