August 15, 2008 12:31 PM
McCain "Taxman" ad launched
John McCain campaign's "Taxman" ad gets released today and it features the word "taxes" or a variation of the word five times in the 30-second spot.
See the ad here.
Of course, the word Taxman immediately conjures up the riffs of the Beatles song "Taxman." But the song isn't featured in the ad - no doubt because they couldn't secure the rights to it and there is the nasty business of Jackson Browne suing the Ohio Republican Party for running a pro-McCain ad using his song "Running on Empty."
The McCain ad, instead, features the same female voice Colorado residents have heard for the past few months, softly telling viewers that Obama's policies are "higher taxes, higher gas prices, economic disaster."
The Obama campaign, of course, disagrees.
"This ad is just more of the same old false and discredited attacks that Sen. McCain knows aren't true," Obama campaign spokesman Hari Sevugan said.
Back to the Beatles. If you want to hear the song, click here.