"Actor Kal Penn, who last year portrayed a captive in an orange jumpsuit escaping from Guantánamo, started a new job Monday as a liaison between the White House and Asian communities. The Indian-American actor is taking a break from Hollywood to work as an associate director in the Office of Public Liaison, with a focus on connecting Obama with the Asian-American and Pacific Islander communities, as well as arts groups. Penn had a recurring role on Fox's TV show House and starred in the so-called stoner films including Harold & Kumar Go to WhiteCastle and its sequel, Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantánamo Bay."
How does this fit in with Obama's "anti drug" / "anti legalization" positions?
In a way, it's typical Obama - - blatantly appeal to a constituency while working against their interests and opposing their goals.