While watching Harold and Kumar make their way to White Castle, or more aptly, break out of Guantanamo Bay, did you ever think: "Gee, that Kumar should become a White House aide?" Entertainment Weekly (read below before hitting the link) just talked with the star about a twist in his role on House, and in doing so, learned that President Barack Obama wants a little Kal Penn in his crew.

Penn had helped with Obama's campaign, and expressed an interest to work in the White House. This desire got him hired as an Associate Director in the Office of Public Liaison. As Penn says: "They 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. It's similar to what I was doing on the campaign."

Now this isn't some side gig to appease his political interests while he brings in the cash as an actor -- for now he's out of the acting biz to take this on full-time, and is taking a drastic pay cut as a result -- similar aides earned between $41,000 and $91,000 last year.

Do you think this will lead to Mayor, Governor, Senator, and even President Penn? Or are you too busy mourning his departure from showbiz?

*Do not go to that link if you're a House fan, but haven't seen the most recent episode. However, at least EW put up a spoiler warning. Sites across the net and throwing the twist everywhere, even in headlines, so if you're itching to read more, you've been warned!
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