Tuesday, October 05, 2004

Bush on Native American Issues: "Tribal Sovereignty Means That. It's Sovereign"

NPJ: Here is one more reason NOT to vote for Dubya. Partial transcript...

AMY GOODMAN: Here we play the questioning by Mark Trahant. He is the editorial page editor of The Seattle Post Intelligencer, former president of the Native American Journalists Association, questioning President Bush.

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.


NPJ: Bush is a complete IDIOT. Check out
the full story here and be sure to watch the video.