A Cringe Moment For Brown's 'Available' Daughter Massachusetts senator-elect Scott Brown went off-script during his acceptance speech Tuesday, telling the country that his two daughters, 21-year-old Ayla and 19-year-old Arianna, are "available." To some, the moment was sweet. To others, it was awkward. And to Fox News host Glenn Beck, it was suspect.
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A Cringe Moment For Brown's 'Available' Daughter

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A Cringe Moment For Brown's 'Available' Daughter

A Cringe Moment For Brown's 'Available' Daughter

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MADELEINE BRAND, host:

Why use eHarmony or Match.com when there is your dad?

Senator-elect SCOTT BROWN (Republican, Massachusetts): So, I want to thank Ayla and Arianna for their help as well.

(Soundbite of applause)

BRAND: That's Massachusetts Senator-elect Scott Brown during his acceptance speech Tuesday night. Ayla and Arianna are his daughters but that's not all they are.

(Soundbite of applause)

Sen. BROWN: And just in case anybody who is watching throughout the country, yes, they're both available.

(Soundbite of applause)

MELISSA BLOCK, host:

To some, that was kind of sweet, one of those oh, Dad moments.

(Soundbite of crowd)

Sen. BROWN: Only kidding, only kidding. Arianna is definitely not available, but Ayla is.

(Soundbite of laughter)

BLOCK: To others, it was awkward, and to conservative talk show host Glenn Beck it was suspect.

Mr. GLENN BECK (Host, "The Glenn Beck Program"): I want a chastity belt on this man.

(Soundbite of laughter)

Mr. BECK: I want his every move watched in Washington.

(Soundbite of laughter)

Mr. BECK: I don't trust this guy. No I'm just telling you, it's just a creepy moment.

BRAND: Ayla Brown, the available daughter, says there's nothing creepy about her dad's comments, though she did admit to being slightly embarrassed. The senator-elects older daughter is not new to the national stage. She is a former "American Idol" contestant and she plays basketball for Boston College.

BLOCK: She is also a little busy these days with her Facebook page. Ayla Brown says she received more than a 1,000 friend requests after her father's acceptance speech mostly from single men.

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