Lawyers in Love. . . With Intellectual Property Laws
Jackson Browne (above, wearing a tee in protest of the construction of Diablo Canyon Power Plant, circa 1982, looking pretty darn d-r-e-a-m-y if you ask me) has just filed a suit against the Republican Party and John McCain's campaign for their unauthorized use of his songs during McCain events:
"In light of Jackson Browne's lifelong commitment to Democratic ideals and political candidates, the misappropriation of Jackson Browne's endorsement is entirely reprehensible, and I have no doubt that a jury will agree."
Check out the full article here.
Just who does McCain think he is? You can't go using other people's art willy nilly to support your own crazy quests. Especially people who so vehemently oppose everything for which you and your party stand, and have a long history of voicing said opposition!
And is it not more than a little ironic that McCain chose "Running on Empty?" I mean, really? Even if he was using it against Obama, it still seems sort of hilarious that McCain would utilize a song in which lyrics read:
"Running on - running on empty
Running on - running blind
Running on - running into the sun
But I'm running behind"