Say What? Archive
What a long, strange strip it's been
Welcome to the Doonesbury Say What? Archive
December 09, 2016"An Enemy of the EPA To Head It"-- New York Times editorial page"A Lawyer for a Lawless EPA"-- Wall Street Journal editorial page"
December 08, 2016"Nobody should be allowed to burn the American flag. If they do, there must be consequences -- perhaps loss of citizenship or a year in jail."-- Donald Trump"I pledged allegiance to the flag every morning inside an internment camp. I would never burn one, but I'd die to protect the right to do so."-- George Takei"Nowhere else in history has there ever been a flag that stands for the right to burn itself."-- Ken Kesey"
December 07, 2016"You can say again 'Merry Christmas,' because Donald Trump is now the president."
– former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski
December 06, 2016"Did China ask us if it was okay to devalue their currency [and] build a massive military complex in the middle of the South China Sea? I don't think so!"-- Donald Trump tweet"He is running the country with Twitter."-- Chinese Twitter-user response"Mr. Trump lacks the foreign policy experience and demeanor needed to be commander in chief....Shows daily that he is not qualified for office."-- Republican elector Christopher Suprun, in op-ed explaining why he cannot cast his Electoral College vote for Trump"
December 05, 2016"It doesn't matter to me. He won the election. The way I see the tweets you're talking about, he's basically giving voice to a lot of people who have felt that they were voiceless...Who cares what he tweeted, you know, on some Thursday night, if we fix this country's big problems?"
– House Speaker Paul Ryan on Trump's false claim that millions of people voted illegally for Hillary Clinton
December 03, 2016"We would chip away at them until they looked somewhat authentic, like actual ancient arrowheads, and then bury them in strategic spots so that we could come across them while we were running around with friends. At that point, we'd turn around and sell them for a nice profit -- around five dollars or so."
– Ivanka Trump, describing how she and her brothers would cheat their friends; from her 2009 book The Trump Card
December 02, 2016"I'm Leninist. Lenin wanted to destroy the state, and that's my goal too. I want to bring everything crashing down, and destroy all of today's establishment... National Review and The Weekly Standard are both left-wing magazines, and I want to destroy them as well. No one reads them or cares what they say."
– chief Trump strategist Steve Bannon, to a Daily Beast reporter in 2013
December 01, 2016""You are a terrific guy. You are doing amazing work which is visible in every way.... Parkistanis are one of the most intelligent people. I am ready and willing to play any role that you want me to play to address and find solutions to the outstanding problems. It will be an honor and I will personally do it...Please convey to the Pakistani people that they are amazing and all Pakistanis I have known are exceptional people."
– president-elect Trump in recent phone conversation with prime minister Nawaz Sharif, according to Pakistan-released transcript
November 30, 2016"Nobody should be allowed to burn the American flag. If they do, there must be consequences -- perhaps loss of citizenship or a year in jail."
– Donald Trump
November 29, 2016"Look, [Trump] will have an open mind about [climate change], but he has his default position which -- most of it is bunk."
– incoming chief of staff Reince Priebus