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Harold and Kumar go to the White House (not Harold though)


(Read caption) Actor Kal Penn is joining the White House Office of Public Liaison as a representative to the Asian-American and Pacific Islander communities. He will also be the main point of contact in the Obama White House for the arts community.

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Some would call the touching cinematic drama "Harold and Kumar go to White Castle" an American masterpiece.

You remember that ageless classic. The story of two youths emboldened by life yet unfulfilled in their never-ending quest to reach their dream. Or in this case, getting rid of the munchies by eating hamburgers.

The guy who played Kumar, Kal Penn, is attaining his own real-life dream by temporarily pushing show business aside to work at the White House.

New job

Penn announced yesterday that he's taking a job in the Office of Public Liaison for President Barack Obama.

If you paid attention to the campaign, you noticed Penn at Obama rallies. He was particularly active on college campuses rallying support, although he was never elevated to a Democratic version of Joe the Plumber.

Penn will be an associate director for the office focusing on outreach for Asian-American and Pacific Islander groups as well as the arts communities.


So why would someone who could make exponentially more money in show business leave to take a job that could pay $50,000?


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