Say What? Archive
What a long, strange strip it's been
Welcome to the Doonesbury Say What? Archive
January 24, 2014"If the Democrats want to insult the women of America by making them believe that they are helpless without Uncle Sugar coming in and providing them a prescription each month for birth control because they cannot control their libido or their reproductive system without the help of the government, then so be it."
– Mike Huckabee
January 23, 2014"It's fantastic. This is a great thing because it inspires everbody, gets them motivation to look up to the one percent and say, 'I want to become one of those people. I'm going to fight hard to get up to the top.'...Of course I'm going to applaud it. What can be wrong with this?"
– Canadian entrepreneur Kevin O'Leary on report that 85 people are collectively worth as much as half the world's population
January 22, 2014"I wish I could go back and be more uniting in my language. Because I think I played a role, unfortunately, in helping tear the country apart."
– Glenn Beck on his years with Fox
January 21, 2014"They were helpless before their government just as we are helpless before our government."
– VA state Sen. Richard H. Black on why the German people didn't stop the Holocaust
January 20, 2014"Oh, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no. No, no, no."
– Mitt Romney, on the idea of running for president again
January 17, 2014"The Supreme Court has said they didn't see any biological evidence to support marriage being between a man and a woman. They need some basic plumbing lessons."
– Rep. Louie Gohmert
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