Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown and his daughter Ayla may be the most masterful self-promoters in America this side of Snooki and The Situation. In a move perfectly in sync with the happy-go-lucky everyman character he created for himself on the campaign trail, Brown had proposed to President Barack Obama in his victory speech that he could defeat him in a two-on-two basketball game with college basketball star Ayla on his side. Now, Politico reports the Brown family is claiming they are “serious” about the challenge, and have found a good reason to stage the event: helping out the victims of the earthquake in Haiti earlier this month.
Ayla Brown visited ABC News yesterday to talk about her highly-anticipated debut EP, but when asked about the challenge her father poses to the White House (well, the athletic one), she didn’t back down. “It’d be a really good game knowing me and my dad — we’re very competitive,” she asserted, and suggested to charge admission to the game and donate the proceeds to Haiti.
While the idea has not been formalized in any way, the game has received the blessing of the most colorful character in the White House: Vice President Joe Biden, who reportedly commented that “it would be a hell of a game.” The nation of Haiti certainly needs all the help it can get, and with an increasingly loud call for political partisans to lighten up, Ayla’s public appearance to push a bipartisan charity event with slightly more mass appeal than the George W. Bush/Bill Clinton team effort may tap into a public desire to see politicians have some good, clean fun for a change.
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