Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Still Losing the Election

Well, sort of... Okay, not at all really. But still, this cracks me up:
Singer Jackson Browne has won his copyright battle against Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), getting an apology and an undisclosed sum of money from the 2008 presidential nominee for a pro-McCain Web video that appropriated the artist's hit song "Running On Empty."
The "Running On Empty" video was produced by the Ohio GOP, apparently without McCain's knowledge or input, and was intended to parody then-candidate Obama's suggestion that properly inflated tires could save gas. You remember that, don't you? It was an okay idea, as those things go (the inflating the tires, not making dumb web videos), but was largely scoffed because, well, I don't know.

Up next on the docket: Don Henley vs. Charles Devore (R-Karaoke Bar).

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