Opinion: John McCain enters Wayne’s World and learns a Hollywood lesson


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When John McCain entered ‘Wayne’s World,’ he quickly got a dose of Hollywood reality.

As The Ticket noted earlier today, the McCain campaign unveiled a new Web ad -- called ‘Fan Club’ -- that continued its effort to deride Barack Obama as little more than a creation of celebrity culture.

Young women swoon over Obama’s aura and ‘soft eyes’ and liken him to Bono. All that is fine, at least legally.

But the ad may have crossed the copyright line at the end by including footage of Mike Myers and Dana Carvey doing their Wayne and Garth ‘We’re not worthy’ schtick from years past on ‘Saturday Night Live.’

Hollywood types jumped into the fray, directing the McCain campaign to cease and desist -- and so it did.


“Apparently Mike Myers thought we weren’t worthy,” McCain spokesman Brian Rogers said in an e-mail.

McCain’s camp blamed Myers for turning his ‘people’ on the Republican.

However, Myers’ Hollywood attorney, Martin Singer, said he made no such demand and was unaware who did. Rogers said that Myers publicist raised the concern.

The re-cut ad, sans the Wayne and Garth imagery (but with the pair’s trademark slogan) can be seen on the McCain website.

-- Dan Morain