Saturday, August 16, 2008

Lawyers in Love

     Yesterday on the Internet and this morning in my local newspaper I have learned that singer and songwriter Jackson Browne has filed a lawsuit against Sen. John McCain and both the Ohio and national Republican committees for using his song ‘Running on Empty’ in campaign advertising promoting Sen. McCain. The brief article in this morning’s Tennessean ended with these two statements: ‘The lawsuit claims the song’s use will lead people to conclude that he endorses McCain. The suit points out that Browne is a lifelong liberal.’
     Although not stated in the lawsuit one may infer from Mr. Browne’s positions that he believes his opinion will actually influence the decisions of American voters in November. This type of arrogant display makes it unnecessary to ‘point out’ that he is a lifelong liberal. 
     Finally, it is worth running the risk of being sued myself by this oh-so-sensitive-sage by ‘pointing out’ that Mr. McCain is a ‘lifelong’ Patriot – he loves his country – because his country is all he knows.


Blogger Ken Van Durand said...

To paraphrase Laura Ingraham, Mr. Browne should shut up and sing.

This is a great post on many levels.

Your final paragraph is a keeper, and among your finest writing.


August 21, 2008 at 4:25 PM  

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