Remember Rick Astley, the ginger-haired crooner with the boyish face and sultry dance moves from the ’80s? Whoever is manning the White House Twitter sure does. When today’s White House correspondence briefing was dubbed not “nearly as entertaining as yesterday’s,” they responded quickly, succinctly, and Astley:
This seems to mark the first public instance of the White House rickrolling someone, and, yes, it is more fun than today’s briefing.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on July 27, 2011