Say What? Archive
What a long, strange strip it's been
Welcome to the Doonesbury Say What? Archive
September 12, 2014"Dick Cheney was right all along."-- Wall Street Journal, 2014"Once we'd [invaded Iraq and] gotten rid of Saddam and his government, then we'd have had to put another government in its place...How long would we have had to stay in Baghdad to keep that government in place? What would happen to the government once U.S. forces withdrew? How many casualties should the United States accept in that effort to try to create clarity and stability in a situation that is inherently unstable?...It's my view that [President George H.W. Bush] got it right [by not invading.]...It would have been a mistake for us to get bogged down in the quagmire inside Iraq."-- Dick Cheney, 1991"
September 11, 2014"An earlier version of a summary with this article misstated the former title of Dick Cheney. He was vice president, not president."
– correction notice in the New York Times yesterday
September 10, 2014"Every Christian in this nation should let Target know it is out of step with the majority of Americans who support natural marriage."
– American Family Association, launching a boycott and misreading the numbers
September 09, 2014"When you hear something on a partisan-driven program, do not believe it."
– Bill O'Reilly
September 08, 2014"The House's most unique and courageous conservative seeks smart, happy interns (of all ages and backgrounds) for the remainder of the year...Mushy pleasers/appeasers keep walkin'. HINT: vapid granolas who fear guns, hate babies, are ashamed of America, and think Islamic terrorists and illegal aliens are just misunderstood will not be comfortable here."
– Rep. Steve Stockman ad for interns
September 06, 2014"I want it to be Hollywood all the way. I don't want some rabbi rambling on; I want Meryl Streep crying, in five different accents...I want to look gorgeous, better dead than I do alive. I want to be buried in a Valentino gown and I want Harry Winston to make me a toe tag. And I want a wind machine so that even in the casket my hair is blowing just like Beyonce's."
– Joan Rivers on her funeral
September 04, 2014"We cannot just stand idly by as Christian values and morals are trampled... Jerry Jones has betrayed American values, Christian values, and his own city's values. The people of Dallas -- and Christians all across this land -- are about to make him pay a huge financial price. The Cowboys are no longer America's team."
– press release from group calling itself American Decency, claiming the signing of Michael Sam represents "the deterioration of decency in American sports"
September 03, 2014"“If I want to, I can take Kiev in two weeks."
– Vladimir Putin
September 01, 2014"The worst day of my political life was when President George W. Bush signed McCain-Feingold into law in the early part of the first administration."
– Sen. Mitch McConnell
August 29, 2014"Seventy-four percent of whites and just thirty-six percent of blacks have a great deal or fair amount of confidence in the police officers in their communities to not use excessive force on suspects."
– from a recent PEW Research poll