Good news for people who like news about eleven-year old journalist wunderkind Damon Weaver! The Florida native will be making a return journey with Washington, DC -- this time as the finalist for a Shortie Award. The Shorties celebrates and honors "student filmmaking and news programs" and are not to be confused with the Shorty Awards, which celebrates and honors tweets, on Twitter.
Damon has been nominated for his interview with Vice President Joe Biden, which is awesome! What's not awesome is that he still hasn't landed that ever-elusive interview with President Barack Obama. Did the President leave the country on so-called "official business" to avoid the blistering interrogations of Weaver? For the sake of argument, let's say, "probably."
Anyway, John Harwood and Norah O'Donnell interviewed Weaver this afternoon on MSNBC. Weaver seemed a little subdued, his trademark ebullience kept in check. It's possible that he was a little nervous to be on the other side of an interview. Or maybe he's just having a bad day. He's probably getting awfully worn down by the White House and their typical media standoffishness.
Here's Weaver's Interview With Joe Biden:
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