Say What? Archive
What a long, strange strip it's been
Welcome to the Doonesbury Say What? Archive
July 14, 2012"The rigidity of those pledges is something I don't like. The circumstances change and you can't be wedded to some formula by Grover Norquist. It's -- who the hell is Grover Norquist, anyway?"
– President George H.W. Bush
July 13, 2012"Is there a V.I.P. entrance? We are V.I.P."-- guest at a Romney event in the Hamptons"Tell them who's on your yacht this weekend! Tell him!"-- Carol Simmons, a guest at a Romney Hamptons fundraiser"Obama's a socialist."-- Ted Conklin, speaking from his gold Mercedes outside a Romney Hamptons fundraiser"I don't think the common person is getting it. Nobody understands why Obama is hurting them."-- guest at a Romney Hamptons fundraiser, speaking from her Range Rover"
July 12, 2012"We've got the message. But my college kid, the babysitters, the nails ladies -- everybody who's got the right to vote -- they don't understand what's going on. I just feel like if you're lower income -- one, you're not as educated, two, they don't get how it works."
– guest at a Romney Hamptons fundraiser
July 11, 2012"We would bring the prisoner and...start beating him. He would scream 'for God's sake,' and we would say OK, bring the 'for God's sake' stick. He would scream 'for my mother, please' or 'for [the prophet] Mohammed.' And we would bring the 'my mother' stick and the "for Mohammed' stick. Every stick had a name."
– former Syrian officer, on torturing prisoners in a Damascus detention facility
July 10, 2012"Mitt Romney has to win for the sake of the very idea of America. Mitt Romney has to win for liberty and freedom."
– RNC chairman Reince Priebus
July 08, 2012"This is what global warming looks like at the regional or personal level. The extra heat increases the odds of worse heat waves, droughts, storms and wildfire. This is certainly what I and many other climate scientists have been warning about."-- Jonathan Overpeck, UAz professor of geoscience and atmospheric science"We're having some hot weather. Get over it."-- George Will"
July 06, 2012"The U.S. and the Zionist regime are the prime sources of tyranny and gloom in the current age."
– Ali Larijani, speaker of the Iranian parliament
July 05, 2012"People now don't die from prostate cancer, breast cancer and some of the other things."
– NY GOP congressional candidate Chris Collins, in explaining why the ACA should be repealed
July 03, 2012"[President Obama] does not want you to have the self-esteem of getting up and earning, and having that title of American. He'd rather you be his slave."
– Rep. Allen West
July 02, 2012"Look, there are insurance companies who don't want to be put out of business. We've talked to them on the program. I've talked to them privately. They are establishing health care clinics with quality doctors in places like Costa Rica... If I have to get thrown into this massive government health care insurance business and end up going to the driver's license office every day when I need to go to the doctor, yeah, I'll go to Costa Rica for treatment."
– Rush Limbaugh on ACA