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.

  • September 19, 2011

    Never hurts to rumormonger.
    -- Sarah Palin, in an email musing on ways to prevent Alaska Senate President Lyda Green from being re-elected
    Flippin' unbelievable. Wouldn't you think they'd be afraid of being proved wrong when they rumor around the building like that?
    -- Palin, in a subsequent email objecting to a (true) rumor that Bristol Palin was pregnant
  • September 17, 2011

    She emerges, holding Trig. Once the TV cameras and still photographers have had their fill, she hands him off to an assistant, who soon puts him down on the asphalt parking lot and lets him crawl. The lot is covered with broken glass, cigarette butts, and old chewing gum, and Trig is barefoot. Eventually Piper comes along and puts him in a stroller.
    -- from The Rogue, by Joe McGinniss
  • September 16, 2011

    Another frequent visitor recalls, 'Sarah would just be a bitch. She'd literally come home, scream at everyone, yell at Todd for a while until he'd walk away, and then she'd go to bed.
    -- from The Rogue, by Joe Mcginniss
  • September 15, 2011

    She was a gorgeous woman. Super nice. I was blown away by her. Afterward, she was a big crush that I had. I talked about her for a long time. Only good things.
    -- Glen Rice on Sarah Palin, from The Rogue, by Joe McGinniss
  • September 14, 2011

    On her first day of office, Sarah changed the screensaver on the mayor's official computer to read, 'GOD LOVES YOU, SARAH PALIN.'
    -- from The Rogue, by Joe McGinniss
  • September 13, 2011

    Wasilla was so white that there was only one African American in the entire school system. One day when the boy was in junior high school, Todd, then a senior, and two friends waylaid him by the gravel pit adjacent to Wasilla High and beat him up, simply because he was black. 'Sure, Todd was a racist bully, but that just made him one of the guys. Growing up black in Wasilla was hell.'
    -- from The Rogue, by Joe McGinniss
  • September 12, 2011

    She didn't have meetings. If she was meeting with anybody it was with Vogue magazine or Vanity Fair. We were supposed to get her schedule a day in advance so we could plan who would cover what, but most days there was nothing on her schedule. It was blank.
    -- retired Alaskan state trooper Gary Wheeler, from The Rogue, by Joe McGinniss
  • September 10, 2011

    People around here don't give a shit about Sarah anymore. They're burned out on all her drama.
    -- current Wasilla Mayor Verne Rupright, from The Rogue, by Joe McGinniss
  • September 09, 2011

    Pick your metaphor: sacred cows, ruffled feathers, broken eggs. In total, it's an important reflection on where we are and how we got there, from inside the arena.
    -- Mary Matalin, former Cheney aide, on his book
  • September 08, 2011

    You know, we used to all love Sarah Palin, conservatives like me, for her enemies. I'm starting to dislike her because of her fans.
    -- Ann Coulter