The latest thing Sticky Fingers McCain has ripped off is Jackson Browne’s song "Running on Empty". Jackson isn’t real happy about it and is suing McCain in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles over the misappropriation.
Browne, a lifelong Democrat, is seeking unspecified damages as well as a permanent injunction prohibiting the use
of “Running on Empty” in any form by the McCain campaign.
“Not only have Senator McCain and his agents plainly infringed Mr. Browne’s copyright in ’Running on Empty,’ but
the federal courts have long held that the unauthorized use of a famous singer’s voice in a commercial constitutes
a false endorsement and a violation of the singer’s right of publicity,” Lawrence Iser, Browne lawyer, said.
It hasn’t even been a week since McCain was slapped for stealing the "We’re not worthy" bit from Mike Myers and Dana Carvey, and he is already back at it again. The cookie recipe theft was kind of comical at first, but the unapologetic theft and misappropriation just keeps coming and coming. After a while, it really does show a pattern and practice of arrogant and dishonest behavior.
Lets hope that Jackson Browne lays the wood to McCain hard and puts him in his place. Of course, that will make the volatile McCain furious, and when McCain gets furious, veins start bulging in his neck and he turns red with anger. He becomes a fiery red ball of fury that lashes out, assaulting and attacking whatever is in his path, from fellow US Senators, to NASA Administrators to his own wife. Jackson Browne is no shrinking violet though; he is ready for McCain’s angry rednecked fury. McCain has a condescending and boorish habit of calling people "My friend". Let me clue you in, Jackson isn’t the rednecked McCain’s friend.