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 30, 2011

    To try to upend Paul ryan was just wrong.
    -- Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-UT, on Rep. Michele Bachmann's rebuttal to the State of the Union address
    I have since learned that the timing of Congresswoman Bachmann's address was not simultaneous to Chairman Ryan's official response. Now understanding the true order of events, I would not have made the same comments to the media.
    -- Chaffetz, walking back his earlier comment
  • January 29, 2011

    if members of Congress wish to carry a weapon in the federal District of Columbia, it should be permissible. Accordingly, we are in the process of drafting a bill that will allow members of Congress to do that.
    -- Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas
  • January 28, 2011

    All I want is one chance at returning anything that happens to me.
    -- Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, on why he carries a concealed firearm
  • January 27, 2011

    I happen to feel comfortable with it and will continue to do it.
    -- Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-UT, on carrying a concealed firearm
  • January 26, 2011

    After the elections, I let my guard down. Now I know I need to have [the gun] on me.
    -- Rep. Heath Shuler, D-NC
  • January 25, 2011

    You just never know if I'm packing or not packing.
    -- Rep. Jean Schmidt, R-Ohio, owner of a .380 ACP Bersa semiautomatic handgun, a gift from her husband
  • January 24, 2011

    If I had a town meeting and was still in Congress, I'd invite all the Texans who have a concealed weapons license to my town meeting and I'd advertise it. Because the person who wanted to come shoot me would have to think once again about committing suicide walking into my town hall meeting.
    -- Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay
  • January 22, 2011

    When I hear Chinese or Japanese, it sounds like all the same word. And I can't comprehend anybody understanding it.
    -- Rush Limbaugh
  • January 21, 2011

    The Tucson shooting should remind us why we regulate marijuana.
    -- David Frum
  • January 20, 2011

    Anybody here today who has not accepted Jesus Christ as their savior, I'm telling you, you're not my brother and you're not my sister, and I want to be your brother.
    -- Robert Bentley, delivering a speech in a church shortly after being sworn in as governor of Alabama