April 7, 2009, - 2:59 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
In the past, I’ve warned you about Kal Penn, the actor most famous for his portrayal of pothead Kumar in “Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle” and the disgusting Gitmo Truther sequel, “Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay” (read my review). He also played an Islamic terrorist, “Ahmed,” on “24” and, as I’ve noted on this site, Penn used the role as a platform to speak out against “profiling” of Islamic terrorists and teach courses on it at the University of Pennsylvania.
Now, in what isn’t a joke but is entirely laughable, Barack Hussein Obama hired Penn as his new “liaison to the arts community” and his liaison to the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. Penn, whose real name is Kalpen Suresh Modi, will hold the title, “Special Assistant to the President and Associate Director of the White House Office of Public Liaison,” the title given to most community liaisons at the White House.
The White House has hired actor Kal Penn as a liaison between President Barack Obama’s administration and arts groups.
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 and entertainment groups. . . .
Penn backed Obama during the campaign.
Gee, I wonder what Asians and Pacific Islanders think of Obama hiring a guy most famous for playing a stoner to “liaise” with them. It’s like hiring Dolly Parton to be the White House Rep to the Scots-Irish Southern community or Dennis Rodman to be White House Liaison to the Black community.
Well, I guess we shouldn’t be surprised that the White House hired an actor who played a stoner as a White House official. Everything the Obama White House does defies belief. That’s the scary thing.
Ironically, last night on “House,” Penn’s character–a doctor–committed suicide. Kinda like America did when it elected Kal Penn’s new boss. Except the 63 million didn’t leave a suicide note.
VIDEO of the Latest Obama Presidential Advisor Kal Penn:
R-Rated & Extremely Not Safe For Work (But Safe for the Obama White House, Apparently) . . .