April 07, 2009

Makes Perfect Sense

Obama has hired Kal Penn to be his liason to Asia. You might know the name from such intellectual movies as "Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay." and "Harold & Kumar Go to Amsterdam", or the TV Show House... Really...
High Brow stuff.

Anyway, he is going to be an Aide for Obama. I can see it now

Jason Statham from the Transporter Movies as the official limo driver.
Masi Oka from Heroes as the Ambassador to Japan.
Yakoff Smirnoff could be his ambassador to the USSR
Cheech and Chong can be the new drug czars
While he is at it the other guy from house can be the Australian Ambassador
And Hugh Laurie can be the Surgeon General.

Amazing. Simply Amazing. Anyway the whole story is below.

via the AP 3 mins ago
WASHINGTON – The White House has hired actor Kal Penn as a liaison between President Barack Obama's administration and Asian constituents. White House spokesman Shin Inouye said Tuesday that the actor who had a recurring role on Fox's TV show "House" and has starred in several movies would join the staff as an associate director in the Office of Public Liaison.

His role will be to connect Obama with the Asian-American and Pacific Islander communities, as well as arts groups.

Penn starred as Kumar in the movie, "Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay." His "House" character committed suicide in Monday's episode.

Penn backed Obama during the campaign. The White House says a start date for Penn hasn't been set.

The White House did not reveal what Penn would be paid. Aides with similar titles earned between $41,000 and $91,000 last year.

The hire was first reported by Entertainment Weekly.
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