John McCain is returning Jackson Browne's August lawsuit complaining about McCain using his song "Running on Empty" during his campaign by claiming Browne is just trying drum up publicity for his own album, reports TMZ.
At the time of Browne's lawsuit, it was revealed that it wasn't the McCain campaign per se, but rather the Ohio Republican Party that wrongly appropriated the song for a TV spot.
The music icon also claims that in doing so, the false perception is created that he is endorsing McCain's candidacy.
It seems to me awfully shabby to disclaim responsibility for this because it was done on the local level, but even pettier to now claim that Jackson Browne did the whole thing for purposes of lucre.
What do you think? Wouldn't it be reasonable to disapprove of your music being used in an ad campaign that you don't support? Isn't it great that we don't have a man like John McCain as the next president?
And, how about that Jackson Browne? That's one talented guy, huh?