(CNN) - John McCain's campaign said Thursday it had nothing to do with a campaign ad now the subject of a lawsuit filed by musician Jackson Browne.
Browne filed the lawsuit earlier Thursday against McCain and the Republican National Committee for using his hit song "Running on Empty" in a campaign commercial. The suit claims both McCain and the RNC did not obtain the rights to the song ahead of the television commercial's airing. The suit also alleges the commercial falsely suggests Browne endorsed McCain.
But McCain spokesman Brian Rogers said Thursday the ad in question was not from the McCain campaign, but from the Ohio Republican Party. "[It] had nothing to do with the McCain campaign," he said.
Good for you Browne. If anyone represents empty rhetoric and no substance, it is John McLame.
WHY ARE YOU SUPRISED? THIS IS THE WAY THEY DO BUSINESS!
"Running on Empty" is what we will be doing if we wait 10-15 years for McCain's offshore drilling to bring in that 3% of oil that must go to the International market to be bid on by China and India. Good for Jackson Browne.
Sounds like Jackson Brown is running on empty although he looks pretty high in the picture.
Walt, if someone you didn't like and/or who didn't represent your interests in any way started running around saying that you were a big supporter of theirs, I have a feeling you'd be a tad ticked as well. Jackson has every right to ask them to stop using his music to promote something he does not agree with. Frankly, your remarks are puerile.
He is out to get some moola.
When I heard Running on Empty it was incredible to me that Jackson Browne would have entered into a licensing agreement for McCain. Now I know he didn't. McCain pirated someone else's work.
So let's have some McCain straight talk: Pirates work and is sued for violation of Federal copyright statutes and he wants to be President? No Way!
Sleazy, under handed thief. Bleah
Jackson Brown has enough "moola," Debby. He's sick to his stomach at seeing his art abused by the people who are running the country into the ground. Slamming the Ohio Repugs is good, too!
Jackson Browne has every right to sue. Although I think it pretty much sums up the McSame campaign. They've been running on empty for 18 months.
Jackson Browne, the has been, looking to try and get another 15 minutes.
"Running on Empty" is the way this Congress and Nation, has been "traveling lately" ,and this "Election process"; so sue all of them...........................
Go for it Jackson! The Repubs deserve it!
John McCain is no better than the paparazzi that celebrities have to deal with...He uses Jackson Browne's song and Britney Spears & Paris Hilton images in his ads. That is so lame.
Seems consistent with the underhanded techniques we've seen Republicans employ time and time again. Get 'em Jackson Browne!
MCCAIN IS A KNOWN THEIF. WHY WONT HE RELEASE HIS WIFES TAX RETURNS. THEY WILL SHOW THAT SHE PROFITED FROM 911, AND THE IRAQE WAR.
I don't know why he would care. Running on empty describes the GOP and McCain's campaign pretty accurately.
Go ahead file the suit.
Jackson is a nobody, he should be elated that someone would
even use his song. He's dead broke and this is an easy way for him to make alittle while sitting on his behind doing drugs.
I thought he was in rehab.
John McLame strikes again and once again provides a failed attack. His "celebrity" ad didn't work. His "antichrist" ad didn't work, and now his ad with stolen music doesn't work.
Seeing the string of out-of-touch failures... how can anyone same McSame is not just another four years of Bush?
Jackson Browne looks like a homeless guy....he's probably happy this happened so he can actuallly make $$ in a lawsuit....the last time anyone heard any news about Brown was when he was accused of smacking around his the-girlfriend Darryl Hannah in the late 80's.
Kathryn Amherst MA
Please, Thank you, Can I Borrow.....all learned in Kindergarten.
To use a Jackson Browne song for that campaign is blasphemous!
The Country IS "Runnning on Empty" thanks to the republicans.
I laugh at old man McCain and say to him"I never take it off".
I'm sure he didn't pay for the footage of Paris , and Brit.
Typical republican. Take what you want, anyway you have to, and don't care if it belongs to someone else or you don't have permission to use it or have it.Then, turn around and lie about it. Boy, don't the republicans make you just burst with pride over their vast integrity?