Say What? Archive
What a long, strange strip it's been
Welcome to the Doonesbury Say What? Archive
November 01, 2013"You deserve better. I apologize. I'm accountable to you for fixing these problems..."-- HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius testifying before House Energy and Commerce Committee"...You're now blaming it on the contractors and saying it's Verizon's fault."-- Rep. Marsha Blackburn"Let me be clear. I'm not pointing fingers at Verizon. We own the site...Hold me accountable for the debacle. I'm responsible."-- Sebelius"...The president is ultimately responsible for the rollout."-- Rep. Gregg Harper"No, sir. We are responsible for the rollout."-- Sebelius"
October 31, 2013"In The Wizard of Oz there is a great line. Dorothy at some point in the movie turns to her little dog, Toto, and says, 'Toto, we're not in Kansas anymore.' Well, Madam Secretary, while you're from Kansas, we're not in Kansas anymore."
– Rep. Joe Barton, questioning Kathleen Sebelius
October 30, 2013"There's no comity with Harry Reid. I think he's an absolute a**hole."
– Sen. Tom Coburn
October 29, 2013"The fact is, the NSA has done more to save German lives than the German army since World War II."
– Rep. Peter King
October 28, 2013"One chord is fine. Two chords are pushing it. Three chords and you're into jazz."
– Lou Reed
October 24, 2013"I have dealt with people who are deaf and you rebuke the spirit of deafness and they get healed. I don't know what you're doing wrong. Why don't you try that and if it doesn't work, try something else."
– Pat Robertson, to a woman who asked why her son's hearing had not been repaired by her prayers
October 23, 2013"We believe we did it for the right reasons. We believe it was good policy."
– Rep. Rick Mulvaney on the shutdown
October 22, 2013"I don't feel the county should be looking for new ways to give away taxpayer money. Next it could be giving money out to people's pets or whatever."
– Tom Creighton, a PA county commissioner, explaining his opposition to benefits for same-sex couples
October 21, 2013"The only reason we went into Iraq, I tell people now, is we were looking for somebody's ass to kick. Afghanistan was too easy."
– a senior Bush official, in Days of Fire: Bush and Cheney in the White House
October 19, 2013"Management."
– how Karl Rove referred to Dick Cheney during the Bush presidency -- as in "Better check with Management."