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.

  • 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
  • January 19, 2012

    "I've never quit a day in my life. I've never quit in the face of adversity, and I'm not just about to quit on the future of America. I'm going to stay in this race and stay in this fight because our children and this country are worth the fight."
    -- Rick Perry, on Tuesday
    "Today I am suspending my campaign."
    -- Rick Perry, today
  • January 19, 2012

    "If I was on that plane with my kids, it wouldn't have went down like it did. There would have been a lot of blood in that first-class cabin and then me saying, 'OK, we're going to land somewhere safely, don't worry.'
    -- Mark Wahlberg on 9/11 flight he was originally scheduled to be aboard
  • January 17, 2012

    "Best equipped to defeat Barack Obama."
    -- Jon Huntsman, on Mitt Romney, Monday
    "Completely unelectable."
    -- Jon Huntsman, on Mitt Romney, last week
  • January 16, 2012

    "We actually think work is good."
    -- Newt Gingrich on difference between Obama and GOP candidates
  • January 14, 2012

    "I'm very happy in my former life; we helped create over 100,000 new jobs."
    -- Mitt Romney, several weeks ago
    "We started a number of businesses, invested in many others, and that over all created tens of thousands of jobs."
    -- Romney, several days ago
    "Helped create and ran a company that invested in struggling businesses, grew new ones, and rebuilt old ones, creating thousands of jobs. Those are the facts."
    -- new Romney ad
  • January 13, 2012

    "There will be only one insurance provider, and you won't be able to switch, even if the service is lousy (and it will be). Obamacare employees will spend their days surfing pornography, instead of approving your heart operation. They can steal from you and even physically assault you. And they can never be fired."
    -- Ann Coulter
  • January 12, 2012

    "I believe if we had a Republican House, Republican Senate and a Gingrich presidency, we'd get amazing things done...We can create a majority that will shock the country."
    -- Newt Gingrich