Posted on: August 14th, 2008 Jackson Browne: American Cry Baby
Jackson Browne has filed a lawsuit against John McCain after the Republican presidential candidate used a portion of Browne’s “Running On Empty” in a campaign commercial without permission. The Republican National Party is also listed in the suit. In the commercial, McCain mocks Barack Obama for suggesting that the country conserve gas through proper tire inflation. What bothers Browne almost as much as McCain’s lack of permission, the lawsuit alleges, is that using “Running On Empty” suggests that Browne supports McCain’s presidential campaign and the Republican platform. Jackson also sued a bully who kicked sand in his face at the beach. Lighten up dude, this is the most action your career has gotten since you beat up Daryl Hannah.