Skip to comments.(Jackson) Browne: You Should Know, I'm Not Team McCain!
Posted on 08/14/2008 12:51:51 PM PDT by pissant
Guess elephants have some serious short-term memory issues! Everyone knows singer Jackson Browne is a serious liberal, everyone except, apparently, John McCain. Now Browne is fighting mad and has filed suit against McCain and his party, alleging they falsely suggested he was on their side.
Browne claims the GOP used his epic hit "Running on Empty" in an ad for McCain without his permission, adding that the ad mocks Barack Obama, which Browne ain't none too happy about.
The suit wants the ad to stop running -- STAT -- and is seeking damages. Browne's lawyer Lawrence Iser says this ain't the first time McCain has done this -- he did it with ABBA's "Take a Chance on Me" and well-known Democrat John Mellencamp's song "Pink Houses." Iser says "In light of Jackson Browne's lifelong commitment to Democratic ideals and political candidates, the misappropriation of Jackson Browne's endorsement is entirely reprehensible."
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Jackson Browne Sues McCain Over Song Usage
Is that song not in public domain after ALL these years?
Dang, and just as McCain was about to rake in the millions of votes the coveted Jackson Browne endorsement would have brought him!
Assuming McCain’s campaign went through the appropriate licensing channels, I don’t see what Jackson’s got to complain about.
Jackson Browne? Wasnt’ he charged with domestic violence or beating up Daryl Hannah some year ago?
I used to really like his music but discovering his support for Code Pink and his living in Spain while making big $’s in US free market capitalism, he’s just another dispicable liberal/communist.
I remember old Jackson getting busted for demostrating one day out in front of the Diablo Canyon Nuke Plant in SoCal. He was oveheard telling the cop, as he clapped the cuffs on, “careful of the wrists.”
Poor Jackson, he’s made millions, and he loathes his country.
Why would the McCain Team use his music w/o his permisson? Isn’t that illegal? If so, they’re kinda stupid; if not, bite me Jackson.
I forget, did he beat up Darryl Hannah or did she beat him up? Or was it all a 100% false story from the Enquirer?
What’s this “ain’t” stuff?
And who is Jackson Browne anyway? Never like his music.
I don’t understand how that is supposed to be construed as an endorsement. Browne assumes people still care what he thinks...heck people don’t even recognize him.
You’ve hit on something there...why WOULD the McCain team want to use this loser’s music anyway.
Somebody’s not thinking here... .
yes...one liberal sissy who wasn’t even born in America yet whines like a child at every turn about our nation, beat the crap out of another liberal sissy....
I heard he jumped hannah from behind otherwise she would’ve kicked his butt.....
Piss poor at politics.
Youve hit on something there...why WOULD the McCain team want to use this losers music anyway
Maybe because the song aptly describes Obama’s campaign? Get it? Runnin’ on empty?
Why the hell would someone choose “Running on Empty” as their campaign theme song? Do you really want folks to make that association? John McCain - Running on Empty
Jackson Browne. Hmmm. I thought he died years ago. Oh, wait, that was his career . . . .