Say what you will about Kal Penn: the guy spent a lot of his personal time campaigning for Barack Obama. He spent 18 hour days as an usher at the Democratic National Convention. And now, he's passed the background check ('when was the last time you toked it up?) to be an associate director in the office of public liaison, reporting to Valerie Jarrett.
"My main objective was to be a jazz-playing clown. That kind of worked out."