Hillary Clinton Watches Bill's Speech: PHOTO
The State Department released the above photo of Hillary Clinton watching Bill's DNC speech from the Timorese ambassador's home inthe Southeast Asian nation of East Timor, where she is on a diplomatic mission.
Why wasn't Clinton at the Convention?
Federal law -- the Hatch Act of 1939, amended by Congress in 1993 -- specifically prohibits secretaries of state from attending political conventions, and the State Department's own ethics guidelines also rule out political activity. A senior administration official, speaking on background because the official is not authorized to speak on the record, told CNN, "The law carved out the State Department as having a unique position in the government in that foreign policy, by its nature, must remain nonpartisan/apolitical."