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Yesterday, we were the first to bring you Nancy Pelosi’s “Kitty Cam.”  And while we still think it’s the creepiest thing we’ve ever seen, the concept worked.  Proof is in the attention the video has garnered in the past 12 hours.

According to the Hill:

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) “Rickrolled” YouTube viewers Tuesday in a video designed to present her as Web-savvy while drawing attention to the new channel for the House of Representatives on the widely watched website.

Pelosi posted a video, “Speaker Pelosi Presents Cat Cam,” to her channel on the free online video site, which she has been using this week to promote the debut of the “House Hub” and its companion “Senate Hub.”

Even Pelosi spokesman Brendan Daly admits releasing a video starring cats was a brilliant move.

“The cats are very popular on the Internet, as is Rickrolling, and we thought this would be a way to bring some attention to it,” said Pelosi spokesman Brendan Daly.

The only question left unanswered:  Is the GOP creative enough to counter with something better?  Perhaps this could turn into a video competition.   At the least, a little friendly online video battle would drive traffic to both the House and Senate YouTube hubs.