Kal Penn: Sometimes You're In Sometimes You're Out?

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Reading about this on the AAA-Fund Blog about whether or not Kal Penn is actually going to be working for the Obama Administration after all (because there's no set date):

Now we hear Penn may not be joining the White House after all (via TheWrap):

“Though we look forward to him joining the team, Kal is not working for the administration at this time,” Shin Inouye, White House director of Specialty Media told The Wrap.

In fact, Penn has no official start date with the Obama administration.

So is Penn in or out? Either way, there should be a speedy resolution.

Here's a little more The Wrap:

In a non-administration capacity, he has been traveling in the Middle East, visiting American troops in the region. The actor, who was a visiting Asian American Studies lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania in the spring of 2008, has also been speaking on college campuses.

In recent weeks, Penn’s spoken at the University of Delaware and Albany's Union College, where, as the school's website stated, he planned to discuss "the political side of pop culture and talk about what it’s like to be a racial minority in the American film industry." [...]

Still the White House maintains that Penn is their guy and that he’s on board… eventually. "We are very glad Kal is joining the administration," says spokesman Shin Inouye, "we just don't know when that is going to be."
So is he in? Or is he out?