Okay, the Dude Really Likes Politics

Filed under:Good Grief,Politics,Priorities,Television — posted by Anwyn on April 7, 2009 @ 7:18 am

**SPOILERS** for last night’s House below.

They killed Kutner. Or rather, Kutner killed Kutner, so that Kal Penn could go to work for … the White House.

I was incredibly honored a couple of months ago to get the opportunity to go work in the White House. I got to know the President and some of the staff during the campaign and had expressed interest in working there, so I’m going to be the associate director in the White House office of public liaison. 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.

Well, far be it from me to say that Obama’s White House couldn’t really use a better public relations face. I wish Kal Penn the best, but if I were an actor on one of the best shows on television, I’m thinkin’ Reagan himself would have trouble prying me out of that slot. (Okay, let’s be honest, if I had any job that involved working next to Hugh Laurie, even if we were digging a ditch, any pol would be hard-pressed to pry me out.) I only hope KP doesn’t regret it later. Good luck …


  1. Our collective jaws (husband, daughter, and self) dropped at the beginning of that episode. NO!!! Though I didn’t shed a tear until Taub did; his breaking down got to me.

    After finding out why he left the show, all we did was sigh and shake our heads. I’m just kind of wondering if he was the anonymous WH source who said BO didn’t actually bow. ;)

    Comment by cardeblu — April 9, 2009 @ 2:08 pm

  2. I missed the first fifteen minutes of the show and was really shocked to find out that Kutner committed suicide. So glad to find out the rest of the story.

    Just because he played a smart guy on TV doesn’t make him one.

    Comment by lifepundit — April 11, 2009 @ 8:10 am

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