Say What? Archive
What a long, strange strip it's been
Welcome to the Doonesbury Say What? Archive
December 17, 2016"One of the biggest Electoral College victories in history."
– Trump transition team, on a victory margin that actually ranks 46th among the 58 presidential elections in Electoral terms, and 56th based on the popular vote
December 16, 2016"President-elect Donald Trump issued a single tweet blasting defense contractor Lockheed Martin Corp. at 8:30 a.m. on Monday. By lunchtime, he had wiped $4 billion off the company's market value."-- from Politico story"Everyone now has to keep their Twitter feed right next to their Bloomberg terminal."-- Jack Ablin, CIO at BMP Private Bank"
December 15, 2016"They used to call it 'Man of the Year,' but they can't do that anymore. So they call it 'Person.' They want to be politically correct. That's okay."
– Donald Trump on being honored by Time magazine
December 13, 2016"I'm, like, a smart person."
– Trump, on why he doesn't need daily intelligence briefings
December 13, 2016"What's going on is that...WikiLeaks...coordinated everything they did with the Trump campaign...There's collusion there clearly...I don't know how much more direct evidence you could have...Someone within the Trump organization was in on the deal...Don't put blindfolds on."-- Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid"The president-elect in some of his political events specifically said to the Russians, 'Hack Hillary's emails so that we can finally find out what's going on, and confirm our conspiracy theories.' You had what was very clear relationships between members of the president-elect's campaign team and Russians, and a professed shared view on a bunch of issues."-- President Obama"
December 11, 2016"Recent reports of Russian interference in our election should alarm every American."-- from statement by GOP Sens. McCain and Graham and Dem Sens. Schumer and Reed, on CIA assessment"I think it's ridiculous...I don't believe it."-- Donald Trump, on same"It's not at all clear to me, just viewing this from the outside, that this hacking into the DNC and the RNC computers was not a false flag operation...I believe that intelligence has been politicized in the Obama administration to a very significant degree...If you think the Russians did this, then why did they leave fingerprints?"-- Trump adviser John Bolton"The RNC was absolutely not hacked."-- RNC chair Reince Priebus"Trump lives and thrives in a fact-free environment. No president, including Richard Nixon, has been so ignorant of fact and disdains fact in the way that this president-elect does. It has something to do with the growing sense of authoritarianism that he and his presidency are projecting and the danger of it is obvious, and he's trying to make the conduct of the press an issue, not his own conduct."-- Carl Bernstein"
December 10, 2016"It is the assessment of the intelligence community that Russia's goal here was to favor one candidate over the other, to help Trump get elected."-- senior U.S. official briefed on CIA assessment, re hacked emails provided to WikiLeaks"These are the same people that said Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction. The election ended a long time ago in one of the biggest Electoral College victories in history. It's now time to move on and 'Make America Great Again.'"-- Trump transition team"
December 09, 2016"An Enemy of the EPA To Head It"-- New York Times editorial page"A Lawyer for a Lawless EPA"-- Wall Street Journal editorial page"
December 08, 2016"Nobody should be allowed to burn the American flag. If they do, there must be consequences -- perhaps loss of citizenship or a year in jail."-- Donald Trump"I pledged allegiance to the flag every morning inside an internment camp. I would never burn one, but I'd die to protect the right to do so."-- George Takei"Nowhere else in history has there ever been a flag that stands for the right to burn itself."-- Ken Kesey"
December 07, 2016"You can say again 'Merry Christmas,' because Donald Trump is now the president."
– former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski