Kal Penn — yes, he can be called a former “Obama official” — tweeted some distasteful distaste for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s gift of a gun to fellow Republican Sen. Tom Coburn Thursday. The actor who once served as an associate director for the White House Office of Public Engagement somehow “made a point about the Second Amendment” by saying that the commemorative firearm presented to Coburn was really more about McConnell than his retiring colleague.
Mitch McConnell gifted Senator Coburn a big gun onstage at CPAC because he has a small penis I mean to make a point about the 2nd amendment— Kal Penn (@kalpenn) March 6, 2014
He then longed for childhood days of watching Yosemite Sam — and because McConnell and Coburn brought up guns already, why not have them join?
McConnell + Coburn crazy gun stunt makes me want to go to skeet shooting but also watch cartoons. With them. pic.twitter.com/6UxMIdwDwU— Kal Penn (@kalpenn) March 6, 2014
Naturally, Yosemite Sam lends himself to a dated “Cowboys and Indians” reference. Enter: Bobby Jindal.
After McConnell gave Coburn the gun, they tried 2 get Bobby Jindal 2 play "Cowboys & Indians" only 2 discover he's "not that kind of Indian"— Kal Penn (@kalpenn) March 6, 2014
Penn, himself, is not “that kind of Indian,” either — his parents emigrated from India, and he grew up in a traditional Indian family.
Although Penn departed his public engagement position with the White House in 2011, he rejoined the president’s team as a member of his arts committee in 2013.