Say What? Archive
What a long, strange strip it's been
Welcome to the Doonesbury Say What? Archive
January 16, 2014"Every Republican who has entered the fray defending Christie has to put a caveat out there -- 'if he's telling the truth.' Now, if there were a fervent ideological foundation, if there was a substantive reason of believing in Governor Christie, then whether he lied wouldn't matter. They'd be out there defending him left and right just to make sure the Democrats don't get away with this."
– Rush Limbaugh
January 16, 2014"Afghan farmers are growing more opium poppies today than at any time in their modern history...The people I spoke with in Afghanistan in my last few trips talked about two possible outcomes following the 2014 transition in Afghanistan: a successful modern state, or an insurgent state. However, there is a third possibility: a narco-criminal state."
– Special Inspector General John Sopko, in Senate testimony
January 15, 2014"Men today have learned the lesson the hard way that if you act like kind of an old-fashioned guy's guy, you're in constant danger of slipping out and saying something that's going to get you in trouble and make you look like a sexist or make you look like you seem thuggish or whatever. That's the atmosphere in which [Chris Christie] operates."
– Brit Hume
January 13, 2014"It took a lot of willpower for me to keep from bursting out laughing. I couldn't figure out if he was serious, if it was just idle flattery, or if he was delusional...I never told anyone, in part because I didn't think they would believe me."
– Robert Gates on being approached by Harry Reid about the possibility of being Obama's 2008 running mate
January 10, 2014"I am not a bully."
– Governor Chris Christie
January 09, 2014"[Liberals are] relying on their total dominance of the media to lie to you each and every day about climate change and global warming. So they created the 'polar vortex'...They just created it for this week...Sounds like a crappy science fiction movie to me."-- Rush Limbaugh"It's Meteorology 101...For all the doubters out there; stuff it!"-- NBC weatherman Al Roker, displaying the polar vortex entry in his 1959 textbook"
January 08, 2014"If you agree to have sex with me whenever I want."-- Roger Ailes, offering an extra $100 per week to producer Randi Harrison, according to new Ailes bio"The book was never fact-checked with Fox News."-- Fox News spokeswoman"
January 07, 2014"Who didn't want him dead?"
– NY Post front page headline about a murdered Hasidic Jewish "slumlord" whose burned body was found in a dumpster
January 06, 2014"At the moment, there is no presence of the Iraqi state in Fallujah. The police and the army have abandoned the city, al-Qaeda has taken down all the Iraqi flags and burned them, and it has raised its own flag on all the buildings."
– an anonymous Iraqi journalist, quoted in Business Insider story
January 03, 2014"I've been the best mayor that this city's ever had. My record speaks for itself."
– Toronto mayor Rob Ford, seeking re-election