Really, What Could a Kid Ask That Would Be So Scary?

There’s apparently one person on this Earth who can actually say no to an interview with our favorite reporter. That person, I’m chagrined to have to tell you, is President-elect Barack Obama.

Damon Weaver, 10, said on NPR’s “All Things Considered” he has been trying to get an interview with Obama for his school’s television station since Sept. 2, when Joe Biden became his homeboy. He’s been making YouTube videos with the request, and held up a sign that said “Can I interview you?” at an Obama event.  Damon said he also tried to enlist the help of Miami Heat star Dwayne Wade, believing a one-on-one basketball game would sweeten the deal for Obama, especially if Wade promised to let Obama win. Wade to Damon: “No can do, kid.”

On a serious note, Damon said the first question he would ask is what Obama would do to keep him safe from gun violence. That may actually be a question Obama’s not ready to tackle.


7 thoughts on “Really, What Could a Kid Ask That Would Be So Scary?

  1. kaya December 9, 2008 at 7:56 pm Reply

    i LOVE this kid!!! i just about died when he gave wade the autograph.

  2. rakia December 9, 2008 at 9:47 pm Reply

    Damon Weaver is my homeboy for life.

  3. Claudia December 10, 2008 at 11:59 am Reply

    I heard this interview yesterday and I can’t imagine Obama won’t give Damon some face time now. And did you hear him plug his website at the end of the interview! This is one bold, sharp kid.

  4. jiovanni December 11, 2008 at 2:47 pm Reply

    Oh I remember him from the Joe Biden interview. He’s cool peoples with me. I hope he gets to interview Obama soon but from the looks of it, he may have some harder questions than any journalists. No wonder he’s dodging. lol

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