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Why did they kill him off?

'House' actor Kal Penn joins White House team
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.



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Msaural

Asked by Msaural at 8:29 PM on Apr. 7, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (16)
  • Conspiracy theory much?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:31 PM on Apr. 7, 2009

  • R U serious???? I was wondering why he left the show(was killed off) but I had no idea about this...Craziness!
    pamelajqs

    Answer by pamelajqs at 8:31 PM on Apr. 7, 2009

  • Haha all I know is that guy is truly hilarious.. I had no idea about either situation though.. Ive been slacking on watching House the past couple months.
    BEXi

    Answer by BEXi at 8:32 PM on Apr. 7, 2009

  • ...why did they have to kill him off for that though? lol
    aliciatron

    Answer by aliciatron at 8:32 PM on Apr. 7, 2009

  • Why crazy? Reagan left acting for politics!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:34 PM on Apr. 7, 2009

  • How about the Governator?
    stacymomof2

    Answer by stacymomof2 at 9:02 PM on Apr. 7, 2009

  • Ok, I like the guy but I'm not sure that I would want someone as a liaison that is known for smoking pot in two movies. Actually, I think he smoked pot on House too, didn't he?
    smalltowngal

    Answer by smalltowngal at 9:09 PM on Apr. 7, 2009

  • Its called acting smalltowngal.. LMAO.
    BEXi

    Answer by BEXi at 9:12 PM on Apr. 7, 2009

  • So he smoked pot! Big Deal! Bush was an alcoholic in the White House!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:14 PM on Apr. 7, 2009

  • And Obama sniffed coke and smoke MJ in real life! -gasp- Who wouldve known the President did such things...
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:15 PM on Apr. 7, 2009

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