Bush Convention Speech: Is It Legal?

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.

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2 Responses to “Bush Convention Speech: Is It Legal?”

  1. MikeBC Says:

    You forgot that presidents are now above the law.

  2. Shawn Says:

    Funny, I was thinking the same thing last night. I always thought that using public buildings or resources for an overtly political purpose was illegal?

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