Say What? Archive
What a long, strange strip it's been
Welcome to the Doonesbury Say What? Archive
May 25, 2011"Knowing how Washington works isn't necessarily an advantage. As a businessman going in, I don't want to know how Washington works. I want to change Washington, D.C. and so by not knowing how it is supposed to work I can ask tough questions that will help change the culture."
– Herman Cain, on running for president
May 25, 2011"The literati sent out their minions to do their bidding...A lesser person could not have survived the first few minutes of the onslaught. But out of the billowing smoke and dust of tweets and trivia emerged Gingrich, once again ready to lead those who won't be intimidated by the political elite."
– Gingrich press secretary Rick Tyler, on media criticism of the former House Speaker
May 24, 2011"The rapture definitely took place, but there just wasn't a soul worth saving so it went unnoticed. The world will still end in October, as planned."
– Harold Camping
May 23, 2011"It has been a really tough weekend."
– Harold Camping
May 22, 2011"I maintain the strong conviction that if I were to run, I would be able to win the primary and ultimately, the general election."
– Donald Trump, on announcing that he would not seek the presidency
May 21, 2011"If the world does end tomorrow, alternate side parking will be suspended."
– New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, in his weekly radio address
May 21, 2011"Amazingly, May 21, 2011 is the 17th day of the 2nd month of the biblical calendar of our day. Remember, the flood waters also began on the 17th day of the 2nd month, in the year 4990 B.C....This is going to happen. Millions will die. It's going to be horrible."
– Harold Camping on Judgment Day, which he says will begin today, exactly 7,000 years after Noah's flood, with a major earthquake at 6:00 pm PDT
May 20, 2011"It's going to take a while for the news media to realize that you're covering something that happens once or twice in a century, a genuine grass-roots campaign of very big ideas. I expect it to take a while for it to sink in."
– Newt Gingrich
May 19, 2011"In a stunning development one day after the release of Where's the Birth Certificate? The Case that Barack Obama in not Eligible to be President, by Dr. Jerome Corsi, World Net Daily Editor and Chief Executive Officer Joseph Farh has announced plans to recall and pulp the entire 200,000 first printing of the book."
– satirical piece in Esquire"We are exploring our legal options...I don't know who Esquire's anonymous sources are, but I can only guess that their address is 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue."
– Farah in response, thinking the story was serious
May 18, 2011"Omar [bin Laden] wrote that he had lost faith in his father as a young adult in war-ravaged Afghanistan when Osama suggested that he and his brothers consider taking up suicide bombing in the Taliban's cause. The boys demurred; Omar never got over the request. "My father," he wrote "hated his enemies more than he loved his sons."
– from recent New Yorker article