Say What? Archive
What a long, strange strip it's been
Welcome to the Doonesbury Say What? Archive
June 24, 2011"The people on this commission are going to be people who know something about coal, oil, shale oil, natural gas, and they will be people whose businesses or individuals who have been abused by the EPA....like Shell Oil. I'm going to ask the CEO of Shell Oil would he like to be on this commission, and give me some recommendations."
– Herman Cain on who he would appoint to a "regulatory reduction commission" which would figure out which EPA regulations should be eliminated
June 23, 2011"What bothers me most is that there was turmoil during my love affair with Farrah. A lot of it caused by my family, by my kids. All of them, but particularly Tatum. And I just think that if she had never met us, would she still be alive today? Because nobody knows what really causes cancer."
– Ryan O'Neal
June 22, 2011"My initial thought was, 'Ten years too late.'...I was angry that this guy could be thirty miles north of Islamabad, and [the Pakistani government's] plausible deniability? That's just such bullshit. I can't even believe it."
– Jon Huntsman
June 21, 2011"We got too many damn urban thugs, yo, ruining the quality of life for everybody. And I'll tell you what it's gonna take. You people...you need to have a gun. You need to have training. You need to know how to use that gun. You need to get a permit to carry that gun. And you do in fact need to carry that gun and we need to see some dead thugs littering the landscape in Atlanta. We need more dead thugs in this city."
– radio host Neal Boortz
June 20, 2011"God, not Albany, has settled the definition of marrige a long time ago."
– Archbishop Timothy Dolan on impending NY gay-marrige vote
June 18, 2011"The president made the mistake one day of saying he had visited all 57 states, and...there are 57 members of the OIC, the Islamic states in the world. Perhaps there was some confusion...We have an obligation to the 50 American states, not the 57 Muslim, Islamic states. Our oath we took is...not to the Muslim Brotherhood, who may very well take over Egypt and once they do, they are bent upon setting up a caliphate around the world, including the United States. And this administration will [have] been complicit in helping people who [want] to destroy our country."
– Rep. Louie Gohmert
June 17, 2011"Monogamy is the bomb. I live by the code: One down bitch is worth ten funky hoes."
June 15, 2011"The threshold question: It's not usually asked, but it's in everyone's mind in a presidential election. 'Should we give this person nuclear weapons?' ...Answers itself."
– George Will on Sarah Palin
June 14, 2011"The ruling class people like Friedman would rather see this country run by communist Chinese than people like Sarah Palin."
– Rush Limbaugh
June 12, 2011"Richard Nixon, if he were alive today, might take bittersweet satisfaction to know that he was not the last smart president to prolong unjustifiably a senseless, unwinnable war, at great cost in human life...He would probably also feel vindicated (and envious) that all the crimes he committed against me -- which forced his resignation facing impeachment -- are now legal."
– Daniel Ellsberg