Say What? Archive


Welcome to the world's largest and most up-to-date collection of insane, tragic, misguided, dishonest, inexplicable, and darkly hilarious comments by public figures. This is where reality comes when it wants its mind blown.

  • February 02, 2012

    "I'm concerned about the poor in this country. We have to make sure the safety net is strong..."
    -- Mitt Romney, several weeks ago
    "I'm not concerned with the very poor. We have a safety net there..."
    -- Mitt Romney, yesterday
  • January 30, 2012

    "I actually think the right independent could win... It's not something I want to do... But if I don't see a person that, number one, is going to win -- that's tantamount -- I would certainly think about doing it after the show ends... I hope I don't have to. But I may -- absolutely. The number one thing for me is this country. Our country is in a lot of trouble. So I may. I hope I don't have to."
    -- Donald Trump, putting the country on notice
  • January 28, 2012

    "If murderers (and I would include abortionists, rapist, and kidnappers, as well) are actually executed, it will at least have the deterrent effect upon them. For my money, we should go back to public hangings."
    -- state Rep. Larry Pittman, in email to entire NC General Assembly
  • January 27, 2012

    "For me to be standing here in the final four is about as amazing a thing that I could have ever conceived of happening."
    -- Rick Santorum
  • January 25, 2012

    "I believe in an America where millions of Americans believe in an America that's the America millions of Americans believe in. That's the America I love."
    -- Mitt Romney in stump speech
  • January 24, 2012

    "Uniformly ignores the Constitution... Thinks he's above the law and can do whatever he wants to do... I'm sure our Founders would be spinning in their graves knowing how he was conducting himself as president."
    -- Rick Santorum on Obama
  • January 23, 2012

    "Not very much."
    -- Mitt Romney on how much he makes in speaking fees, which totaled over $374,000 in a recent 12-month period
  • January 20, 2012

    "You're right. I think grandiose thoughts. This is a grandiose country."
    -- Newt Gingrich, in Thursday debate
    "GRANDIOSE: characterized by affectation of grandeur or splendor or by absurd exaggeration."
    -- Merriam Webster
  • January 20, 2012

    "I'll release those on April 15th, and the reason is very simple: I want to beat Barack Obama. I don't want to give the Democrats a nice little present of having multiple releases. We're going to have one release."
    -- Mitt Romney on his tax returns
  • January 20, 2012

    "Not very much."
    -- Mitt Romney, on how much he makes in speaking fees, which totaled over $374,000 in a recent 12-month period