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Barrack and Kumar go to White House
machinehead at 6:55PM, April 7, 2009
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I just read this on Yahoo main page. Kal Penn (Kumar) is quitting acting to work for Obama. Sounds like a sequel, but this crap is true.
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Jonko at 7:29PM, April 7, 2009
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WHAAAT? That is super random. Do you happen to know what he'll be doing in the whitehouse?
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machinehead at 7:35PM, April 7, 2009
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He will be the associate director in the White House Office of Public Liaison whatever that is.
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lba at 1:00PM, April 8, 2009
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He's basically assistant to the head of Public Relations as far as I know. They're in charge of making the president look good in his speeches, public appearances and in general.

Overall, I think it's kind of a weird selection if a somewhat logical one. If you want to look good publicly, who's better to hire to help you do it than an actor? They've got all the necessary experience in projecting a image and character. I just wonder if Kal Penn is perhaps not the best actor suited to the job considering his career has pretty much evolved around pretending to be a stoned loser.
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Hyena H_ll at 1:43PM, April 8, 2009
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He campaigned really heavily/ visibly for Obama, so I don't think it's necessarily a huge surprise. I dunno, maybe it is- I guess he's giving up a lotta dough, huh?

As I understand it, he's to serve as a “liason” to Asian-American and Pacific-Islander groups, as well as the performing arts/ entertainment industry. I think it's basically doing outreach and publicity to those specific constituents- letting people know about policies, listening to concerns and questions from those groups, etc. This kind of position also gives folks the impression (right or wrong) that said “liason” is a voice for their particular interests and issues, that has the ear of the president and will lobby at their behest. I dunno how many “associate directors of the White House Office of Public Laison” there are in the administration- the word “associate” suggests to me that there's like, 40 or something; like a law firm. So I'm not sure it's a highly important position or not. I would guess not. Seems irresponsible to to have an actor as the head of anything political, even if it's “publicity”. ;)
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BffSatan at 12:53AM, April 9, 2009
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Damn, I guess that means he's getting killed off or fired on House.
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humorman at 10:51AM, April 9, 2009
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BffSatan
Damn, I guess that means he's getting killed off or fired on House.

More like suicide!



…it's true.

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TheFlyingGreenMonkey at 12:34AM, April 10, 2009
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I'll miss him in House :D

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Sea_Cow at 10:55AM, April 11, 2009
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It's true. Kutner an-hero'd.
I am so happy to finally be back home
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Kristen Gudsnuk at 9:43PM, April 12, 2009
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lol @ subject line!!!!!!!
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subcultured at 1:05PM, April 14, 2009
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damn! they killed him bad in house!



suicide. gunshot wound to the head.
kinda crazy that one of obama's initiative is gun control.
J
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