Harold (or Kumar?) Goes to White House
Whither Kal Penn, our erstwhile Harold (or is that Kumar?), who this year quit a steady gig delivering implacable reaction shots on House in order to join the Obama administration as a liaison to the Pacific Island community? "Hey Obama...Where's Kal Penn?" j'accused The Wrap a month ago, implying either that this notorious movie stoner was probably lazily smoking doobs or something, or maybe that the producers of House had been caught in an elaborate bit of misdirection, and Penn's seeming absence was simply the result of a rare medical condition that needed to be misdiagnosed, then hastily discovered at the third act break.
Well, he's there now, at the White House, are you happy? Says Chicago Sun-Times columnist Lynn Sweet:
Actor Kal Penn finally starts his White House job today. Penn's joining the Obama administration was announced months ago. Penn will be working in Valerie Jarrett's shop as an Associate Director in the Office of Public Engagement.
For shame, Lynn. The Wrap could've gotten fourteen paragraphs out of that announcement.
· Kal Penn starts his White House job today [Sun-Times]