Say What? Archive
What a long, strange strip it's been
Welcome to the Doonesbury Say What? Archive
September 20, 2012"When we get [Romney and Ryan] in, you know what's going to happen? You are going to see a big change, you're going to see number one that America is going to be respected again around the world...All this turmoil that's taking place, you're going to see them look up and say guess what, the American people have spoken and maybe we need to cut it out a little bit, maybe we need to tone it down a little bit, because now we have real men in the White House. (Audience member: 'No girly men!') That's right. No girly men."
– NC state Sen. David Rouzer, running for Congress
September 20, 2012"I look at the Palestinians as not wanting to see peace anyway, for political purposes, committed to the destruction and elimination of Israel...So what you do is, you move things along the best way you can. You hope for some degree of stability, but you recognize that this is going to remain an unsolved problem...and we kick the ball down the field and hope that ultimately, somehow, something will happen and resolve it."
– Mitt Romney, asked about solving "the Palestinian problem"
September 19, 2012"My job is not to worry about those people. I'll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives."
– Mitt Romney on 47% of the American population
September 17, 2012"There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right -- there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it. That that's an entitlement. And the government should give it to them... These are people who pay no income tax."
– Mitt Romney, at a fundraiser earlier this year
September 17, 2012"A racist organization...An entity that was created for the sole purpose of killing children that look like mine."
– Rep. Tim Huelskamp, father of four adoptive children of African-American, Hispanic and Native American descent, on Planned Parenthood
September 14, 2012"Egyptians rise up to support Muhammad in front of the American Embassy."-- Brotherhood Arabic tweet"We're relieved none of @USEmbassyCairo staff were harmed and hope Eg relations will sustain turbulence of Tuesday's events."-- Brotherhood English tweet"Thanks. By the way, have you checked out your own Arabic feeds? I hope you know we read those too."-- U.S. Embassy tweet"
September 13, 2012"After 9/11, I went out to look for terror cells in California and found them, piece of cake."
– Steve Klein, consultant on the anti-Muhammad film trailer "The Innocence of Muslims"
September 12, 2012"It's disgraceful that the Obama administration's first response was not to condemn attacks on our diplomatic missions, but to sympathize with those who waged the attacks."-- Mitt Romney"Obama sympathizes with attackers in Egypt. Sad and pathetic."-- RNC chairman Reince Priebus"
September 11, 2012"During incredibly challenging times, he kept us safe."-- Jeb Bush, about George W. Bush, August 30, 2012"Bin Laden Determined to Strike in U.S."-- Presidential Daily Brief, August 6, 2001"All right, you've covered your ass now."-- George W. Bush, to the CIA briefer who warned him about an imminent bin Laden strike, August 6, 2001"
September 10, 2012"I think the Democrats had more appropriate people to the party than the Republicans did."
– Donald Trump, who was bumped as a Republican Convention speaker