If he is using his engagements to run a pre-election campaign before the election campaign, and using the facilities of the office to do that, that is an abuse of behaviour. If an American president did that they would face prosecution. They cannot even mention anything to do with electioneering in the White House. If you make one phonecall from anywhere in the White House that is for party political advantage, then you are sacked. THat is why Oval Office staff can be seen outside in the White House grounds using their mobiles. They cannot make a political call within 50 feet of the building without breaking a federal law.Dunny said:During the election period, It would not be acceptable. He is visiting these places as Taoiseach, regardless if it is a political event!hiding behind a poster said:Dunny said:However, Bertie likes to visit as many parts of the country as possible. Its called Electioneering!!! He does it from Election to Election.. get over it!!
And do you believe that its acceptable to use the Air Corps' resources for what is effectively party-political activity?
I wonder does Ireland have such a law? If it does, then Ahern is surely breaking it.