Say What? Archive
What a long, strange strip it's been
Welcome to the Doonesbury Say What? Archive
October 18, 2012
"We're going to have to have employers in the new economy, in the economy I'm going to bring to play, that are going to be so anxious to get good workers, they're going to be anxious to hire women."
Mitt Romney, asked in debate if he supports equal pay for women
October 17, 2012
"It took the president 14 days before he called the attack in Benghazi an act of terror."
-- Mitt Romney
"No acts of terror will ever shake the resolve of this great nation, alter that character, or eclipse the light of the values that we stand for...We will not waver in our commitment to see that justice is done for this terrible act."
-- Barack Obama speaking in the Rose Garden the day after the attack
October 16, 2012
"I say Bear-ick Obama because I never heard the word Barack before...To me, it's Bear-ick...Bear-ick Obama is the greatest enemy that these regions of the country have."
Robert E. Murray, president of the Murray Energy Corporation, whose Ohio-based company produces 30 million tons of coal per year
October 15, 2012
"All that stuff I was taught about evolution and embryology and Big Bang theory, all that is lies from the pit of hell...I don't believe the Earth's but about 9,000 years old."
Rep. Paul Braun, who serves on the House Science, Space and Technology Committee
October 12, 2012
"I miss Jim Lehrer."
October 10, 2012
"There is no legislation with regards to abortion that I'm familiar with that would become part of my agenda."
-- Mitt Romney to Des Moines Register editorial board
"Governor Romney would of course support legislation aimed at providing greater protections for life."
-- Romney spokesperson Andrea Saul, clarifying
"The actions I'll take immediately is to remove funding for Planned Parenthood. It will not be part of my budget. And also...I will reinstate the Mexico City policy which keeps us from uisng foreign aid for abortions overseas."
-- Romney, the next day
October 09, 2012
"There's no corporation in America that would have a CEO, no COO, just a CEO, with 30 direct reports. So I would probably have super-cabinet secretaries, or at least some structure that McKinsey would guide me to put in place. I'm not kidding. I probably would bring in McKinsey."
Mitt Romney, to the Wall Street Journal, 2007
October 08, 2012
"I don't believe the number and neither do any of the other people that have intelligence....That number came out of nowhere...I think that they did...a lot of monkey business."
Donald Trump on new unemployment figures
October 05, 2012
"Unbelievable job numbers. These Chicago guys will do anything. Can't debate so change numbers."
-- Jack Welch tweet
"Somehow by manipulation of data we are all of a sudden below eight percent unemployment, a month from the Presidential election. Trust the Obama administration? Sure...and pigs fly."
-- Rep. Allen West
October 04, 2012
"Mentally I'm young. But you cannot stop the body from aging. Someone like myself despises the thought of death. I have a real problem with that. And after you run up the stairs 10 times, your knees hurt the next day. What the f**k is that? You know what I'm saying? I mean no one told me that's part of the deal."