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One of our favorite George Bush blunders has found a home on the Web courtesy of Democracy Now.

The web site has captured audio and video feeds of Bush answering questions in front of a Unity conference held last weekend. The gaffe of note took place when Bush was asked about his views on the tribal sovereignty of Native Americans. Bush's answer to the question resulted in an eruption of laughter from the crowd. The giggles seemed to elicit a brief grimace from Bush, but didn't stop him from continuing on and swallowing his foot whole.

Reporter Mark Trahant asks Bush, "Mr. President you have been a governor and a president, so you have unique experience looking at (tribal sovereignty) from two directions. What do you think tribal sovereignty means in the 21st century?"

Here Bush gets very literal.

"Yeah. Uh, tribal sovereignty means that - it's sovereign. You are a . . . you have been given sovereignty, and you are viewed as a sovereign entity."

The laughter begins.

"And, therefore, the relationship between the federal government and the tribes is one between sovereign entities."

Indeed.

In a question and answer session after the president's speech, Jesse Jackson tried to shed more light on the discussion.

"The president explained (tribal sovereignty), you just didn't understand. Sovereignty is sovereignty. You understand? It's like in sovereignenity. If you are on a reservation, you have been soverized."

Ain't that the truth.

The video and audio feeds of the fun are available here. ®

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