Ex Obama Campaign Boss on Kal Penn: "He Was There For All The Right Reasons."
Readers get the feeling that behind the Harold and Kumar actor there lies a deep desire to pursue what he believes in, and that he’s willing to follow his muse wherever it takes him. A quote from Penn's campaign boss, Paul Tewes, captures the authenticity of his political effort: “There was a selflessness about [Penn]. He was there for the right reasons. He believed in the candidate, he believed in the cause. He was approachable, he didn't put on any airs. And he loved to work hard.… We'd take him to five, six college campuses a day, and he'd never complain.… You could have asked him to do anything — go lick some stamps, he would've done that."
Kal Penn returned to acting in 2011 with a new role on the hit sitcom How I Met Your Mother.