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Opinion
Mark Trahant: Bush's answer was slightly better


"Four years ago, then Gov. Bush said that in a Texas tribal dispute, state law trumped the tribe's position.

But last week Bush's answer was different.

'Tribal sovereignty means just that, you're a sovereign,' Bush said. When conflicts arise, he said they should be worked out sovereign to sovereign. That was the good part. But then he said 'sovereignty' was given to tribes. That would have been hard to accomplish since tribes were sovereign long before there was a gift-bearing United States."

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Mark Trahant: Politicians reminded of diversity of people and interests in the U.S. (The Seattle Post-Intelligencer 8/8)

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