He might have been able to confound his critics thus far with some smooth talking and deft sideways moves, but US President Barack Obama was no match for the probing skills of 11-year-old schoolboy interviewer Damon Weaver yesterday.
Obama agreed to be interviewed by the student from Kathryn Cunningham Elementary in Florida, and prepared himself for Damon's list of questions which included what he did in his spare time, and how he felt when he learned that he had become the first black president of the USA.
Everything went smoothly, until the cheeky lad turned his attention to the recent much-talked about debate on Obama's plans for the future of US healthcare.
The first black president of the USA seemed visibly shaken, and exchanged some nervous sideways glances with his aides.
Next, Damon quizzed the president about his Communist connections, and then about an alleged domestic abuse case that, said the pesky kid, appeared to have been "brushed under the carpet" more than 8 years ago.
Cameras stopped suddenly, and young Weaver was rushed from the studio after being offered a hot dog and a Coke.
Later, a presidential aide told us:
"Everything is fine. The president is a little tired. Damon seems to have become confused during his questioning - put it down to nerves."
When our Spoof reporters called to interview Damon later, they were told that he was 'missing'.