I was so shocked when Kal Penn's character on House committed suicide on Monday's episode. At first I thought, what did he do to get written out. Then I read in todays paper that the White House has hired him as a liaison between Presiden Obama's administration and Asian constituents. He is supposed to join the staff as an associate director in the Office of Public Liaison. His role will be to connect Obama with the Asian-American and Pacific Islander communities, as well as arts groups.