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Of course Richard Rushfield scored an interview with American Idol Season 5 semi-finalist Ayla Brown. He quite possibly has talked with most semi-finalists from all the seasons. Rushfield is just that type of beat reporter.

Okay, for those of you not paying attention, Massachusetts elected a Republican senator. His name is Scott Brown. Brown’s daughter was on a reality show four years ago. The funny thing is even Mr. Brown is going to Washington, he’s still managing to (ahem) manage his daughter.

Rushfield writes at Daily Beast:

Will Ayla’s father still be her manager when he is Senator Brown? Ayla said that remains undecided, but indicates that he has been reluctant to give up the job. “Since the campaign, we’ve been trying to deal with stuff without him, but whenever he hears about an interview or anything he says, ‘Why wasn’t I filled in on this?’”

For his part, asked whether his time under the Idol tent taught him any lessons about politics, the senator-elect demurred, saying Idol is entertainment and politics is about grapping with real issues. (Brown apparently has never met Adam Lambert‘s fanbase.)

Read his whole post here.

Photo credit Kathleen Dooher