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Sweden, it’s as though we never knew you

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It seemed to be going so well, that exercise in democratic Tweeting that Sweden so optimistically dived into this month.

In case you missed it, the idea was to allow a different Swede citizen to helm the country’s official Twitter account each week, in a government effort to showcase the diversity of Sweden’s citizenry.

You have to imagine that any bureaucrat worth their salt who would approve of such a risky experiment would have a contingency plan for when that experiment inevitably went off the rails.

Like it did this week.

Here’s one solution — hand the reins over to Stephen Colbert.

This article was originally published on TurnstyleNews.com on June 13, 2012.