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Why Don’t Republicans Just Use Wang Dang Sweet Poontang?

JacksonBrowne-03-big.jpgFor what I think what is the third time, at least, in recent memory, another baby boomer musical artist is suing a Republican candidate for unauthorized use of their song in a campaign context. I recall that both John Mellencamp and Bruce Springsteen have brought suit against GOP candidates (the latter, I believe, vs. W.), and now Jackson Browne is suing McCain for using “Running on Empty” in an ad criticizing Obama for suggesting the country could save gas through proper tire inflation.

Seriously, though: There is, like, one musical artist I can think of who would consider himself Republican, and that’s Ted Nugent. Everyone else is gonna sue. Do they not have lawyers working for them? Do they not understand that you can’t just borrow a song? Particularly from people who don’t like them?

Whatever: Ted Nugent has an awesome catalog of songs. There’s even one that’s appropriate: “You Talk Sunshine, I Breathe Fire.”