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Daily DC Item: Not Harold But Kumar Goes To White House

Photo courtesy of Politico

Photo courtesy of Politico

Emily: this is how I think a work day will go for Kumar….Outlook Calendar block 1.5 hours–> work on political brief —- Outlook Calendar block 2 hours–> discuss political initiatives—-Outlook Calendar block 4.5 hours–> GO TO WHITE CASTLE BIOTCH!!!!!!

Those are the words of my fantastic friend Emily while we discussed the recent news of Kal Penn leaving Hollywood for Washington DC. In an exclusive EW interview Penn reveals that he’s been thinking about politics for awhile:

“I’ve been thinking about [moving into politics] for a while. I love what I do as an actor. I couldn’t love it more. But probably from the time I was a kid, I really enjoyed that balance between the arts and public service. I went to a performing arts high school, but I still took a bunch of those dorky political science classes. It’s probably because of the value system my grandparents instilled in me. They marched with Gandhi in the Indian independence movement, and that was always in the back of my head. So the past couple of years I thought about it a little more. And in ’06 I started this international studies program at Stanford, where they actually let you do most of the course work online. So it was something I could do while I was acting. And I thought this might be the right time to go off and do something else.”

I think that it’s great that he’s taking a chance to work for the people- will he become a DC celebrity like freshman congressmen or the Blonde Charity Mafia? How many more White Castle jokes will be in our future? Is he on his way to becoming the next big actor turned politician?

So many questions- but in time we will soon see how Kunter fares in The District.

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