Say What? Archive
What a long, strange strip it's been
Welcome to the Doonesbury Say What? Archive
May 18, 2017"This is a scandal with no video, with no audio, with no sex, with no money, with no dead bodies. It's a boring scandal. No one knows the deputy AG's name. Nobody can pronounce the Russian defense minister's name. There's memos -- which memo and who said what memo to who. No one is emotionally invested or can even understand this story."
– Fox News host Jesse Watters on Russiagate
May 17, 2017"Blech, I need to take a shower."
– Kellyanne Conway, after defending Trump on 'Morning Joe' during the campaign, according to Mika Brzezinski
May 16, 2017"I get great intel."
– Trump, bragging to Russian officials before sharing it
May 15, 2017"When I decided to [fire Comey], I said to myself, I said 'You know, this Russian thing with Trump and Russia... is a made up story, it's an excuse by the Democrats for having lost an election.'"-- Trump"I thought this would be a very popular thing that I did when I terminated Comey."-- Trump"
May 14, 2017"As a very active President with lots of things happening, it is not possible for my surrogates to stand at the podium with perfect accuracy!"
– Trump, on White House press briefings
May 13, 2017"The podium used to really mean something... Now, so much of what we've heard from there is at odds with the facts."-- NBC News White House correspondent Peter Alexander"[One solution would be] we don't have press conferences... Just don't have them -- unless I have them every two weeks and I do them myself, we don't have them. I think that's a good idea."-- Trump on media criticism of contradictory information provided by him and his staff"
May 11, 2017"It was all him."-- WH press secretary Sean Spicer on Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein's role in Comey's firing"The president took strong and decisive leadership here...by accepting the recommendation of the Deputy Attorney General to remove Director Comey as head of the FBI."-- VP Mike Pence"I was going to fire Comey. [Rosenstein] made a recommendation, but regardless of the recommendation I was going to fire Comey."-- Trump"
May 11, 2017"...I greatly appreciate you informing me, on three separate occasions, that I am not under investigation..."
– from Trump's letter to FBI Director James Comey, firing him
May 09, 2017"I don't think [Comey's firing] affects it at all in any capacity whatsoever...That process continues... But I think the bigger point is that, my gosh... when are they going to let that go? It's been going on for nearly a year. Frankly, it's getting kind of absurd. There's nothing there... There is no there there. We need to move on."
– Deputy WH press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on the FBI's Russia-related investigations
May 09, 2017"Nobody dies because they don't have access to health care."
– ID Rep. Raul Labrador