Say What? Archive
What a long, strange strip it's been
Welcome to the Doonesbury Say What? Archive
October 30, 2014"Damn, baby, you're a piece of woman."--Fox News co-host Bob Beckel commenting on Shoshana B. Roberts, in discussing her viral video about street harrassment, which shows her receiving 100 catcalls while walking through NYC for a day"It's their bar, and she's walking through it."-- co-host Greg Gutfield"
October 27, 2014"WI Gov. Scott Walker, when asked if he rejected Medicaid expansion in order to help the health insurance companies which contributed significantly to his campaign:"Actually, if you think about it, it's just the opposite. It means fewer people would be on insurance actually, if, in the end, if there were more people there they'd be under Medicaid. It's not a, for us, it has no decision one way of the other."Asked in a follow-up if he was saying health insurance companies did not benefit at all from his decision on Medicaid, even though an estimated 78,000 customers were forced off the state program and had to go to private providers:"In the end I'm saying that you had people before who were on a waitlist, and those weren't folks that were affected one way or another by insurance out there, and the fact is to my knowledge they haven't lobbied me personally nor anybody in my administration on this."
October 26, 2014"[Former Reagan chief of staff Donald T. Regan] said an astrologer had set the time for summit meetings, presidential debates, Reagan's 1985 cancer surgery, State of the Union addresses and much more. Without an O.K. from the astrologer, he said, Air Force One did not take off."
– from the NYT obituary of White House astrologer Joan Quigley
October 24, 2014"Before Obamacare, there had never been a confirmed case of Ebola in the U.S."
– Nick Muzin, Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor for Sen. Ted Cruz
October 23, 2014"Whatever story, whatever angle, whatever story is out there, there's always some sort of supposed media-bias angle to it. And I'm like, 'Aren't they the No. 1 news media outlet on cable?'"
– "Meet the Press" host Chuck Todd on Fox News
October 22, 2014"I have to tell you the truth. I'm tired of hearing about the minimum wage. I really am."
– NJ Gov. Chris Christie
October 20, 2014"His affinities, his affiliations are with them. Not us. That's what people seem unwilling to accept. He's their leader...We don't have a president."
– Fox News commentator Keith Ablow on why Obama won't ban flights from Africa
October 17, 2014"Is apparently the new commander of the Democrats' war on women nurses. Because, goodnight, they set them up, and then they throw them under the bus."
– Rep. Louie Gohmert on CDC head Thomas Frieden
October 16, 2014"Abortion can be accessed by driving approximately 230-250 miles -- an inconvenience, but still a manageable one."
– Texas AG and GOP gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott, on the law shutting down 80% of his state's abortion clinics
October 15, 2014"I have a question for all my friends who have served or are currently seving in our military...I cannot and do not understand why no action is being taken against our domestic enemy. I know he is supposedly the commander in chief, but the constitution gives you the authority. What am I missing?"
– Missouri county recorder Debbie Dunnegan Waters, posting on Facebook