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Ayla Brown, everywhere: Pols' daughters sing, shoot hoops, like new GOP princess


Jeanine McDonnell with her dad at an Arlington campaign rally last fall. (Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post)

Ayla Brown at her dad's election-night victory party last week. (Charles Krupa/AP)

  • Does every politician have to have a singing-star daughter, like Scott Brown's elder child, Ayla? ("American Idol" semifinalist 2006!) Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's eldest, Jeanine, recorded an 11-song CD ("My Heart Will Go On," "Wind Beneath My Wings" -- hear samples here) that was handed out to guests at his inaugural ball last weekend. The Iraq war veteran, 28, told our colleague Freddy Kunkle she has has no aspirations to turn pro, though.


    Ayla Brown, left, spins to the hoop past Chelsea Shine in Boston College's matchup against Virginia Thursday. (Elise Amendola/AP)

  • Does every politician have to have a hoops-star daughter, like Scott Brown's Ayla? (Boston College Eagles,full scholarship!) President Obama took Sasha and Malia to play basketball at an Interior Department of the Interior court for about an hour and a half Sunday morning. Practice, girls, practice!

  • By The Reliable Source  |  January 25, 2010; 1:00 AM ET
     
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