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Kal Penn Quits Acting to Work for President Obama

Posted: April 8th, 2009 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
Kal Penn Quits Acting to Work for President ObamaSubmit Comment
Kal Penn has left hit TV show "House" to work for US President Barack Obama. The 31-year-old actor has accepted a position as the associate director in the White House's Office of Public Liaison & Intergovernmental Affairs.

Penn - also known for his role in stoner comedy "Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle" - was written out of the TV drama in an episode that aired on Monday. And he's preparing to leave acting behind for good even though the salary for the government job is far less than the money he makes from his career on screen.

He tells Entertainment Weekly: "(The Office of Public Liaison & Intergovernmental Affairs) 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."

He continued: "I love what I do as an actor. I couldn't love it more. But probably from the time I was a kid, I really enjoyed that balance between the arts and public service. I thought this might be the right time to go off and do something else. There's not a lot of financial reward in these jobs. Obviously, the opportunity to serve in a capacity like this is an incredible honor."

Penn is currently working on a graduate certificate in international security from California's prestigious Stanford University. He also campaigned for Obama last year as a member of his National Arts Policy Committee.

Source: WENN


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tomnottommy writes:
on April 7th, 2009 at 10:57:00 PM

harold and kumar go to white house
RedHeadedStud writes:
on April 7th, 2009 at 11:22:52 PM

i thought they were making a third one :(
acslaterson writes:
on April 7th, 2009 at 11:30:32 PM

It was pretty messed up how they killed him off. At least he is giving up acting for a good reason, i.e. starting a rapping career.
grossefidelityanything writes:
on April 7th, 2009 at 11:34:06 PM

lol at acslaterson.... keep em coming with the jokes..just lay off the politics on this one people.
Donald Kaufman writes:
on April 7th, 2009 at 11:37:26 PM

It could be a clever ploy, inserting himself inside the presidential circle to subconsciously influence the powers that be towards legalizing marijuana. Or, it could just be his other childhood dream.
acslaterson writes:
on April 7th, 2009 at 11:46:20 PM

This guy could possibly smoke weed with two Presidents, I wonder how many people have done that?
vwkombi writes:
on April 7th, 2009 at 11:53:52 PM

^^ Two people i know off. Osama and the alien who crashed at Roswell.
synthetic1985 writes:
on April 8th, 2009 at 12:42:01 AM

maybe obama will grow dreadlocks and legalize weed lol
The Skippy Spartan writes:
on April 8th, 2009 at 1:02:26 AM

How did they kill him off in House, i always expected Olivia Wild to die (Which i hope she does not). But good for him getting a job at the White House
jjjjjoey writes:
on April 8th, 2009 at 1:14:15 AM

That's great for him, but the way they killed him off the show is bizzare. Suicide? C'mon...
Dr.G writes:
on April 8th, 2009 at 1:14:26 AM

They planned it from bush,(if you look dubya's days as a senator hes no bumbling idiot) Get a fool that everyone will hate, make him him act like an idiot to be the most hated president, then show the ppl someone that looks good, Great if you will(Obama). basicly the government is gonna take over, at least north america. just wait, kal penn is another puppet, for popularity. The government just gained the backing of any stoner fool whom will do something just 'cause Kumar is in the white house.
acslaterson writes:
on April 8th, 2009 at 1:21:33 AM

^^^ How much tin foil do you buy a week? http://meltyourfaceoff.files.wordpress.com/2007/10/tin-foil-hat.jpg
acslaterson writes:
on April 8th, 2009 at 1:23:00 AM

And I am pretty sure Bush was never a Senator, he was governor of Texas.
Donald Kaufman writes:
on April 8th, 2009 at 2:07:20 AM

^^^Ha. That picture is gold. It looks like a telethon for an alien network.
Pembrokehawk writes:
on April 8th, 2009 at 7:14:46 AM

Another mindless actor.
BondMcClane007 writes:
on April 8th, 2009 at 7:23:42 AM

what do you mean pembrokehawk?
Johnny Neat writes:
on April 8th, 2009 at 9:52:37 AM

Good for him. I'd do the same.
dwightschrute writes:
on April 8th, 2009 at 11:04:35 AM

Oh man, what about Harold and Kumar 3? Don't leave Harold hanging bro!!
thedudeman69 writes:
on April 8th, 2009 at 12:29:07 PM

what a f*cking retard
coldplayesence writes:
on April 8th, 2009 at 12:56:22 PM

^^ We get it man. lol, just kiddin'.
BREALZ writes:
on April 8th, 2009 at 5:53:03 PM

Enjoy the pay cut Kumar!
PrevalentMind writes:
on April 8th, 2009 at 10:26:46 PM

...so...their plan to assassinate the president is finally working.

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