"Tribal sovereignty means that; it's sovereign. I mean, you're a you've been given sovereignty, and you're viewed as a sovereign entity. And therefore the relationship between the federal government and tribes is one between sovereign entities." President Bush, Washington, D.C., Aug. 6, 2004
And Jessie Jackson's more than brilliant response:
BRENT MERRILL: As you saw today at the presidents conference, the leader of the free world does not understand tribal sovereignty. What would you do in your estimation, Reverend, what would you do and how would you advise tribes to educate our folks, just exactly what tribal sovereignty is?
JESSE JACKSON: The President explained. You just didnt understand. Sovereignty is sovereignty. You understand? Its like in sovereignity. If you are on a reservation, you have been soverized. Your Ph.D. is in soverbication. You understand? I dont think you understand.
"I know the human being and fish can co-exist peacefully" Sept. 29, 2000
"And so, in my State of themy State of the Unionor statemy speech to the nation, whatever you want to call it, speech to the nationI asked Americans to give 4,000 years4,000 hours over the nextthe rest of your lifeof service to America. That's what I asked4,000 hours" April 9, 2002