Say What? Archive
What a long, strange strip it's been
Welcome to the Doonesbury Say What? Archive
February 21, 2011"I had the chance to fabricate something to topple the regime. I and my sons are proud of that, and we are proud that we were the reason to give Iraq the margin of democracy."
– Rafid Ahmed Alwan al-Janabi, aka "Curveball," admitting to WMD lies used to justify the Iraq War
February 18, 2011"Read my lips. We're going to cut spending."
– House Speaker John Boehner"I can't believe I just said that."
– Boehner, while walking off stage a moment later
February 17, 2011"I think this is the end of the laptop...It's portable."
– Rupert Murdoch on the iPad
February 16, 2011"I said stay off the crack, and I still think that's pretty good advice, unless you can manage it socially. If you can manage it socially, then go for it, but not a lot of people can, you know?"
– Charlie Sheen
February 15, 2011"The average young person racks up 10,000 hours of gaming by age of 21. That's almost exactly as much time as they spend in a classroom during all of middle school and high school if they have perfect attendance."
– Jane McGonigal, in a recent article on video games
February 14, 2011"Our opponents are better at nastiness than we will ever be. It comes naturally."
– Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels on Dems
February 12, 2011"Who wants to run into a member of Congress in need of a shower wandering the halls in sweats or a robe?"
– Melanie Sloan of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, on the 30-50 Reps who live at work
February 11, 2011"If I run, and if I win, this country will be respected again."
– Donald Trump, on the presidency
February 09, 2011"Responding to what may seem like a friendly e-mail or an appealing marketing offer can have serious consequences. Private information and images can so easily be transmitted to friends and strangers alike."
– Rep. Chris Lee in a 2009 Op-Ed on the dangers of the internet, 20 months before resigning over release of a half-naked self-portrait he sent to a woman via Craigslist
February 07, 2011"When I was a child, President Ronald Reagan was the nice man who gave us jelly beans when we visited the White House. I didn't know then, but I know it now: The jelly beans were much more than a sweet treat he gave out as gifts. They represented the uniqueness and greatness of America -- each one different and special in its own way, but collectively they blended in harmony."
– Rep. Ben Quayle, on Reagan's 100th birthday