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'White Castle' Stoner Wins White House Job

By April 8, 2009

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Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle

America is the land where you can go from White Castle to the White House

Kal Penn -- best known as Kumar from the stoner classic Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle -- has accepted a new gig as associate director in the White House Office of Public Liaison, where he will be an emissary to the Asian-American and Pacific Islander communities.

Penn stumped for President Obama extensively. The announcement comes as his character on Fox's House -- Dr Lawrence Kutner -- commits suicide. Penn said producers were "cool about it," when he told them he was leaving.

As Penn begins his new job, let's just offer the Obama Administration these priceless words of advice that Harold once gave his buddy:

"This is either a really smart move or by far the stupidest thing that we have ever tried."
Another possibility: Either you or I are really, really, really wasted … and just imagining this, man.

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April 8, 2009 at 9:31 am
(1) Marcia says:

Oh MAN! Kutner suicides? That absolutely sucks! Plus, I haven’t seen this past Monday’s episode yet … what a spoiler! I’m bummed.

April 8, 2009 at 10:56 am
(2) Linda says:

Ain’t he the smart one? I heard an NPR interview with him a while ago; seems his career was flat until he stopped using his real name Kalpen Suresh Modi and started using a shorter version (Kal Pen), realizing his name might scare off Hollywood.

Hey, films come and go, but politics makes the world go round. Good for him.

April 8, 2009 at 11:10 am
(3) weirdnews says:

Sorry for the plot spoiler . . .

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