Say What? Archive
What a long, strange strip it's been
Welcome to the Doonesbury Say What? Archive
June 03, 2015"I wish that someone told me that when I was in high school that I could have felt like a woman when it came time to take showers in PE. I'm pretty sure that I would have found my feminine side and said, 'Coach, I think I'd rather shower with the girls today.'"
– former Gov. Mike Huckabee on transgender people and public restrooms
June 02, 2015"What is a 71-year-old man, secretary of state, doing riding a bicycle?...You'd have never seen Dean Rusk with a bicycle out there. You'd have never seen Dean Acheson out there at Dulles on a bike. You'd have never seen the great Colin Powell out there on a bicycle heading off to a meeting at the UN. This is embarrassing."
– Rush Limbaugh on John Kerry
June 01, 2015"My family owned a restaurant, a pool room, and a liquor store. And everything I know about the Iranians I learned in the pool room. I ran the pool room when I was a kid and I met a lot of liars. And I know the Iranians are lying."
– Sen. Lindsey Graham
May 29, 2015"We have a president who has no clue what he is doing. I do know what to do and I would know how to bring ISIS to the table, or beyond that defeat ISIS. It is a foolproof way of winning. They'll be defeated very quickly. And I'm not going to tell you what it is tonight."
– Donald Trump
May 28, 2015"I'm trying to preserve an endangered culture -- the American culture -- and it is being overwhelmed by 30 million illegal and legal immigrants being dumped on this country from peasant cultures... If you don't want to be killed by ISIS, don't go to Syria. If you don't want to be killed by a Mexican, there's nothing I can tell you."
– Ann Coulter
May 27, 2015"I'm not inferring... that this accident happened because [Amtrak engineer Brandon Bostian] was gay, but I do think it's an interesting part of the story... When people are going through some confusion that has to do with the very core of who they are... I think it's something to be discussed and I think it's a factor, and I'm doubting you'll hear it anywhere else."
– Sandy Rios, radio host and American Family Association director
May 26, 2015"There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year-old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs."
– John Rogers
May 25, 2015"It's harder to write fiction than nonfiction. Fiction has to make sense."
– Tom Clancy
May 22, 2015"The climate is changing. I don't think the science is clear on what percentage is man-made and what percentage is natural. It's convoluted. And for the people to say the science is decided on this is just really arrogant, to be honest with you. It's this intellectual arrogance that now you can't have a conversation about it even."-- Jeb Bush"Just generally I think as conservatives we should embrace innovation, embrace technology, embrace science. Sometimes I sense that we pull back from the embrace of these things. We shouldn't."-- Jeb Bush"
May 20, 2015"Nobody lives life backwards. At the time, reasonable people could disagree over whether to go to war in Iraq. It's really a silly hypothetical, and the people who ask it should know better. You don't get to relive history that way."-- Eliot Cohen, former top aide to Condoleezza Rice and founding member of the Project For A New American Century, on asking presidential candidates if they would have invaded"It was not a mistake."-- Sen. Marco Rubio on Iraq invasion"It was worse than a mistake, it was a crime."-- Paul Krugman on Iraq invasion"