Say What? Archive
What a long, strange strip it's been
Welcome to the Doonesbury Say What? Archive
November 09, 2014"The world is on the brink of a new Cold War. Some are even saying that it's already begun... To put it metaphorically, a blister has now turned into a bloody, festering wound."
– former Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev
November 08, 2014"We have to have discussions, and we haven't seen that in years now."
– GOP Senator-elect Joni Ernst, on what comes next
November 07, 2014"It would make Obama cry."
– robocall to Kansas voters on why they should vote for Pat Roberts
November 06, 2014"Despite your view -- and policies -- that government must lord over women, in keeping with radical liberalism, you have to fake support for our equal rights; so you do it in a militant sort of way to compensate for your confusion. On pretending to know what's best for us you've got nothing but a silent scream demanding, 'Hear me roar!'"
– Sarah Palin on President Obama
November 05, 2014"The Republicans, of course, have turned against Obama, and the Democrats have also turned against Obama...Gas under $3 a gallon. Unemployment under 6% -- whoever thought? Stock market breaking records every day. No wonder the guy is so unpopular."
– David Letterman
November 03, 2014"Get out and vote. If it's the day to go vote, make sure you go vote before you burn one down. Don't get high and forget to vote."
– Willie Nelson
November 03, 2014"Most of it was just men being polite. You see a pretty woman; you react to it."
– Rush Limbaugh, on viral video of woman receiving 100 catcalls while walking through NYC for a day
October 30, 2014"Damn, baby, you're a piece of woman."--Fox News co-host Bob Beckel commenting on Shoshana B. Roberts, in discussing her viral video about street harrassment, which shows her receiving 100 catcalls while walking through NYC for a day"It's their bar, and she's walking through it."-- co-host Greg Gutfield"
October 27, 2014"WI Gov. Scott Walker, when asked if he rejected Medicaid expansion in order to help the health insurance companies which contributed significantly to his campaign:"Actually, if you think about it, it's just the opposite. It means fewer people would be on insurance actually, if, in the end, if there were more people there they'd be under Medicaid. It's not a, for us, it has no decision one way of the other."Asked in a follow-up if he was saying health insurance companies did not benefit at all from his decision on Medicaid, even though an estimated 78,000 customers were forced off the state program and had to go to private providers:"In the end I'm saying that you had people before who were on a waitlist, and those weren't folks that were affected one way or another by insurance out there, and the fact is to my knowledge they haven't lobbied me personally nor anybody in my administration on this."
October 26, 2014"[Former Reagan chief of staff Donald T. Regan] said an astrologer had set the time for summit meetings, presidential debates, Reagan's 1985 cancer surgery, State of the Union addresses and much more. Without an O.K. from the astrologer, he said, Air Force One did not take off."
– from the NYT obituary of White House astrologer Joan Quigley