The White House began their "office hours" today at 2 p.m. EST. They asked Twitter followers to submit questions about the debt debate using the hashtag #WHChat. As their last response, they took the opportunity to play the internet's oldest practical joke on a user (and catching the rest of us in the wake).
Financial discussion isn't always the most riveting of subjects, everybody knows that. Twitter user @wiggsd decided to use the #WHChat hashtag to tweet his frustration with the lack of entertainment coming from the correspondence briefing.
Here's what he wrote -
In response to that, The White House decided to give him something a little more lively. They tweeted the following, and yes, the link leads directly to Rick Astley's "Never Gonna Give You Up."
User gaboer117 on YouTube writes on the comments for the Rickroll video -
"Thumbs up if the White house brought you here." That comment has already received 130 likes.
These are tough, tense times. It's nice to break it up with a little bit of humor. Apparently, someone in the White House is no stranger to that fact.[Hat tip to TNW]