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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

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Scott Brown's daughter has a proposal for President Obama.

Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) and his daughter, Ayla, say they're serious about their proposal to play hoops with President Barack Obama at the White House.

And now the father-daughter team is taking it a step further: They'd like the option of opening the game up to the public in order to raise money for Haiti.

"I think it'd be really fun. … I was thinking why not charge admission. It'd be a really good game knowing me and my dad — we're very competitive — and give all the proceeds to Haiti," Ayla Brown said Monday in an interview with ABC News.

Brown aides tell POLITICO that the proposal is still in the "idea" stage and that a potential basketball charity game is still a concept that could be presented in a proposal. Aides say they haven't formally approached the White House yet.

But Brown did propose the idea to Obama just after he won the election last month. Brown also pitched the idea to Vice President Joe Biden shortly after his swearing-in

I have a feeling this will turn into the hot new talking point on Fox"News" if Obama doesn't accept the offer. I can just hear people like Malkin, Hannity, and Steve Doocy say, "How can he fight a war on terror if he's too scared to play basketball with a girl".

I'm guessing this has little to do with Haiti and more to do with Scott Brown's image management.

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