I was inspired by a posting in  ravyne_hawke ‘s journal with a link to hilarious(and scary) Bushisms.

Here is the quote with the questions asked by the reporter:

MARK TRAHANT: Most school kids learn about government in the context of city, county, state and federal, and of course, tribal governments are not part of that at all. Mr. President, you have been a governor and a president, so you have unique experience looking at it from two directions. What do you think tribal sovereignty means in the 21st century and how do we resolve conflicts between tribes and the federal and state governments?

GEORGE BUSH: Tribal sovereignty means that, it’s sovereign. You’re a — you’re a — you have been given sovereignty and you’re viewed as a sovereign entity.


GEORGE BUSH: And therefore, the relationship between the federal government and tribes is one between sovereign entities.

ok…ok. laugh..laugh…I did. I laughed so hard my head hurts…

If you are interested in the reporters reaction to this exchange and the topic of the Native peoples of the US, this transcript of an interview between Amy Goodman(Democracy NOW!) and Mark Trahant may be interesting to you. This was pre election 2004.

Democracy Now!

2 a : supreme power especially over a body politic b : freedom from external control : AUTONOMY c : controlling influence

When Bush is asked about sovereignty he goes on about everything but…

I’m not trying to start a debate about any particular issue. My point is simple.

It’s about time we had leadership in this country that knows the history of this country, understands the status of it’s citizens (beige, brown, and pink) and knows how to use a dictionary.

2008 is going to sneak up on us if we don’t take action now.

Move On .org: Democracy in Action

*stepping off soapbox*

1 Comment on Don’t read this if you love “W”

  1. ravyne_hawke says:

    woohooo! Awesome post hun! Thanks for expounding upon my own post 🙂

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