I’m watching President Bush address the Republican National Convention from the White House via satellite. The setting for the speech makes me wonder whether his address is even legal. The RNC is a private political event, and politicians are not allowed to use public resources, such as their offices on Capitol Hill, for expressly political purposes. While everything every politician does in office is political, express political activity, such as campaigning for other politicians or raising funds, must take place off premises.
Bush Convention Speech: Is It Legal?