Say What? Archive
What a long, strange strip it's been
Welcome to the Doonesbury Say What? Archive
July 19, 2012"No, sir. I feel that it was all God's plan and not for me to second-guess or judge it."
– George Zimmerman, asked if he regrets getting out of the car with a gun and following Trayvon Martin
July 18, 2012"I know that you recognize that a lot of people help you in a business. Perhaps the banks, the investors. There's no question your mom and dad. Your school teachers. The people that provide roads, the fire, and the police. A lot of people help."-- Mitt Romney, in the course of criticizing the fifth line in the following out of context"If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you've got a business -- you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."-- Barack Obama"
July 17, 2012"I wish this president would learn how to be an American."-- former NH Gov. John Sununu, in official Romney campaign conference call"[Obama is] a radical ideologue, a ruthless politician who despises the country and the way it was founded and the way in which it became great. He hates it."-- Rush Limbaugh"
July 16, 2012"With regard to any foreign investments, I understand, and you understand of course, that my investments have been held by a blind trust, have been managed by a trustee. I don't manage them. I don't even know where they are."-- Mitt Romney, campaigning against Barack Obama in 2012"The blind trust is an age-old ruse."-- Mitt Romney, campaigning against Ted Kennedy in 1994"
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"