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Browne: You Should Know, I'm Not Team McCain!

8/14/2008 4:08 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Guess elephants have some serious short-term memory issues! Everyone knows singer Jackson Browne is a serious liberal, everyone except, apparently, John McCain. Now Browne is fighting mad and has filed suit against McCain and his party, alleging they falsely suggested he was on their side.

Browne claims the GOP used his epic hit "Running on Empty" in an ad for McCain without his permission, adding that the ad mocks Barack Obama, which Browne ain't none too happy about.

The suit wants the ad to stop running -- STAT -- and is seeking damages. Browne's lawyer Lawrence Iser says this ain't the first time McCain has done this -- he did it with ABBA's "Take a Chance on Me" and well-known Democrat John Mellencamp's song "Pink Houses." Iser says "In light of Jackson Browne's lifelong commitment to Democratic ideals and political candidates, the misappropriation of Jackson Browne's endorsement is entirely reprehensible."

McCain's rep Tucker Bounds shoots back "This was not a McCain campaign ad, but rather a local state Republican party ad. It is clear that the suit was mis-filed by an overeager Barack Obama supporter and it's 'running on empty;."

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1.

Tony    

GO JACKSON! Sue the cheap suit off that bastard McCain!

2240 days ago
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Shay    

This is the woman beater Jackson Browne we're talking about here, right?? I thought so.

2240 days ago
3.

john wayne gacy    


brown nosers;

2240 days ago
4.

Buwahahahahaha    

Somebody call a Waaaaaaa-bu-lance for Jackson Browne and his Liberal friends.


There are worse things than being a Republican.

A washed-up-has-been-singer-songerwriter comes to mind.

2240 days ago
5.

Bash a Pap    

It does not matter what Browne's political leanings are... McCain's campaign used the music without getting the license for it and that is against the law.

2240 days ago
6.

Democrats are evil    

These Liberal Dems are just so sensitive. Probably hates McCain because John McCain said he likes to listen to ABBA. I just can't believe our choice for President is between Obama the marxist and McCain the dufuss Phony Republican. Jackson Browne is a 1st class jackass.

2240 days ago
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aSiF    

Brown needs to sit the hell down, and appreciate that someone still likes his dated and tired music. How sad, I wonder how many units he would have sold if only Libs bought his music. OH, didn't this guy get in trouble for beating a women?

2240 days ago
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Cheese925    

Can't jack someones songs without their permission...plain and simple. Old Greyhaired Fart should have learned by now since he has a reputation for doing it.

2240 days ago
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Jez    

Lets face it - almost all creative outlets and performers are NOT Republican. Those guys squelch creativity. They think creative thinking is the devil's work.

2240 days ago
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hot snot    

oh stfu - whining babies. It's NOT John McCain doing it, it's the people behind the ads. Even if it has his approval, im sure he isn't the one researching or supposed to get the rights to the song. Your vote doesn't matter anyways, it's just a "suggestion" boo to the whole system. You people better pick a good president - don't f this one up!

2240 days ago
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VeraLynn    

Republican...Democrat....they're both set on ruining this wonderful country. It doesn't really matter what soundtrack plays in the background as they fight over who can sell our contry the fastest.....
McCain should have to follow the law, just like the rest of us serfs.

2240 days ago
12.

Buster    

Damages? For what? The only damage I see is that he is flaming liberal.

2240 days ago
13.

Reality    

Jackson who???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

2240 days ago
14.

Dee    

Jackson Browne always was a prick.

2240 days ago
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VeraLynn    

Whoops...."country".

2240 days ago
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