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Rickroll Policy: White House Blasts its 2 Million Followers with Rick Astley to Close Twitter Chat

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White House staffers may have lulled the Twitterverse to the deepest depths of boredom with a live #WHCHAT on fiscal policy. But the potentially never ending back and forth was punctuated with an interrobang.

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(via @whitehouse)
It turns out the White House may actually have a debt-ceiling Plan B and it involves bringing back the hilariously annoying Internet meme of 2007-8.

If you have no idea what this Rickroll nonsense means, then by all means click through and watch the video.