Appearing in front of a group other than tightly controlled supporters last week, Bush found journalists somewhat less than taken at his "folksy" ways.

Two highlights include the following winners, culled from the official White House transcript.

We actually misnamed the war on terror, it ought to be the struggle against ideological extremists who do not believe in free societies who happen to use terror as a weapon to try to shake the conscience of the free world. (Laughter.)

No, that's what they do.

Bush's second comment at the Unity convention of minority journalists drew stunned silence instead of laughter.

Tribal sovereignty means that, it's sovereign. You're a -- you've been given sovereignty, and you're viewed as a sovereign entity.

Between Bush and Will Ferrell's impersonation for America Coming Together, it's tough to decide who's funnier, unless you factor in who has control of the White House.


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