Sometimes, in your rush to be a jerk, you also run afoul of the law.
Singer-songwriter Jackson Browne is suing Republican presidential nominee John McCain and the Republican party for using his song "Running on Empty" in a recent TV commercial. [...] Browne claims McCain and the party did not obtain permission to use the song for an ad in which "Senator McCain and the Republicans mock Democratic candidate for president Barack Obama for suggesting that the country conserve gas through proper tire inflation."
I'm sure the RIAA want their crack at McCain, too. Don't hold your breath.
They'll blame some staffer who chose the song, but remember: McCain's voice is on that ad saying "I approve this message."