Yes, I’m a House fan. Yes, my favorite character was Kutner once known as Kumar (Harold and Kumar go to White Castle and Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay). He was killed off on last night’s episode of House to the anger of many fans (why wasn’t it 13 or Taub?).
Today I was on a Mommy board and a link was posted explaining why Kal Penn (Kumar/Kutner) left House. His leaving was bad enough but is he seriously taking a position in the Obama administration?
I understand it was your decision to leave House. True?
KAL PENN: Yes. 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.
Will you actually be working in the White House?
PENN: This particular office is in the executive building. The White House has two buildings: the actual White House and an old Navy building called the Old Executive Office.
Are you there as long as Obama’s in office?
PENN: A lot of that stuff is up in the air. This is a relatively recent development.
Safe to say you’re taking a huge pay cut?
PENN: Oh, yeah. There’s not a lot of financial reward in these jobs. But, obviously, the opportunity to serve in a capacity like this is an incredible honor.
I know this isn’t big news, but it certainly is interesting.
No need to worry. The Obama’s administration’s got your GM or Chrysler covered. Everyone calm down now…
As though he freaking knows everything about everything auto and business related. I can feel a disturbance in the force here in Southeast Michigan. Everyone’s heads are exploding right now in the region.
So now the government owns your GM or Chrysler warranties. I can remember a year or so ago as I cried out against universal health care that we should watch out as the government may someday take over car repair. It was a joke! Now it’s not.
Have you driven a Ford lately?
Does anyone else find this shocking? Frightening? A bit fascist?
WASHINGTON — General Motors Corp. Chairman and Chief Executive Richard Wagoner will step down immediately as part of President Barack Obama’s aid plan for the automaker, a person familiar said today.
The unexpected move by Wagoner, who has served as chief executive for eight years and worked at GM for more than three decades, comes just ahead of a rollout of the terms under which Obama will extend more aid to GM and Chrysler.
Wagoner was asked by the administration to step aside, and agreed to leave. It was not clear who would replace him; chief operating officer Fritz Henderson would appear to be the most likely candidate.
GM declined to comment.
Maybe Obama just didn’t like how GM was a big sponsor of conservative talk radio?
Villifying Wall Street is uber chic in the Age of Obama. The campaign money was great, but now Wall Street is the symbol of all that is wrong in this brave new Obama world and they must be punished.
Since 1998, the financial sector has given a total of $37.6 million to Obama, compared to $32.1 million to McCain. But Obama ran for his first national office only in 2004. So McCain got less from the financial industry in a decade that included two runs for president than Obama did in four years.
As we’ve seen in recent weeks, Wall Street gets what it pays for. Democratic Sen. Chris Dodd included language in the stimulus bill allowing executives of the bailed-out banks to collect million-dollar bonuses.
And yet the Democrats’ endless favors for their Wall Street friends never sticks to them because everyone treats Democrats’ shilling for their own contributors as if it’s a Nixon-goes-to-China moment.
Here’s the thing – the Obama administration didn’t fully intend to throw their generous benefactors under the bus, not at all. For goodness sakes, the Obama administration arranged to keep the AIG bonuses in the bailout in the first place then feigned ignorance (not a lot of acting involved) when it became public.
Of course now it’s ultra cool to board a charter and take a rich-hunt tour of the AIG executive homes just to taunt them. Please take note that Obama has not condemned such actions – in fact, he’s eerily silent. Contrast that to President Bush asking Americans not to take out our anger after 9/11 on Muslims in America.
Filed under: Are you kidding me?, Democrats, Entertainment, Politics
Maybe I shouldn’t be surprised but I so loved David Letterman’s brand of humor when I was in college. It was off the wall, with Panicky Guy, the NBC pages, Larry “Bud” Melman, viewer mail. Maybe I’m remembering incorrectly, but wasn’t he an equal opportunity comedy shot-taker when it came to presidents? So what’s with his latest faux comedy, bitter editorial on all the joking about the TOTUS?
The joke (if it was meant to be a joke) is so nonsensical as to render it useless.
This makes more sense:
The Brownshirts are supposed to be knocking at your door today!
Just in case you doubted that President Obama is still in campaign mode:
Seriously? We will be asked to sign a pledge to President Obama? Does this not concern anyone?
Well, my personal plan (should a lovely volunteer approach me) is to engage the Obamabot in conversation. Perhaps I’ll discuss Obama’s appearance on Jay Leno and how it upset me, a mother of a child with Down syndrome, that our president so easily, so casually, was able to make a joke at my son’s expense. Perhaps I will discuss the Illinois version of the Born Alive Infant Protection Act and how Barack Obama was able to hear testimony about how a baby with Down syndrome was born alive after an abortion and left to die on a shelf and Obama was still able to coldly vote against the act. Perhaps we’ll discuss exactly what s/he is doing asking me to sign a pledge of loyalty?
I will take up the volunteer’s time because time spent with me is time taken away from getting other people to pledge their souls away.
Operation Disorganizing for America – engage the volunteers for as long as you can and waste their time. Be cordial, be informative and be strong.
President Obama doesn’t want Republicans to listen to Rush Limbaugh. In a matter of time, he may not even want the name, Rush Limbaugh, spoken. Well, in the spirit of bipartisanship of which President Obama once spoke, I thought we should take on some of the sillyness of liberal Democrats and show our support of Rush by taking on his name. You know, like Sunshine Hussein Lipshits.
What sounds better, Candy Rush Slice or Candy Limbaugh Slice? Should there be a hyphen? Or should it be Candy Rush Limbaugh Slice?
If only more “Republicans” in congress would actually listen to Rush Limbaugh…
Mr. Hopeenchangenunity puts this forth on the Whitehouse.gov website:
President Obama will keep the broken promises made by President Bush to rebuild New Orleans and the Gulf Coast. He and Vice President Biden will take steps to ensure that the federal government will never again allow such catastrophic failures in emergency planning and response to occur.
Um, Mr. Obama, whose catastrophic failure was it? The governor that refused the national guard? The mayor who didn’t follow his city’s disaster plan? Oprah for perpetuating the rape stories?