Byrne's attorney is the same guy who represented sadsack singer-songwriter Jackson Browne in his successful suit against John McCain and the RNC for their use of "Running on Empty."
If these songwriters don't want Republicans and former Republicans misappropriating their music, they shouldn't have written songs with titles that sound vaguely like political attacks. I bet this has never happened to, say, Lemmy.
Alex Pareene writes about politics for Salon and is the author of "The Rude Guide to Mitt." Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter @pareene