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 22, 2011

    By the time I feed my family, I have maybe $400,000 left over to invest.
    -- Rep. John Fleming, a small business owner whose children range in age from 21 to 32, on the travails of a tax increase given his net income of $600,000
  • September 21, 2011

    In the Republican race, in this primary, I think people are still going to be coming and going because there is still time. And I'm still one of those still considering the time factor.
    -- Sarah Palin
  • September 20, 2011

    I have more power than anybody other than the president, in the sense that I can get things changed, quickly. I don't have to go through the legislative process; I don't have to do any of that. I can just bring it to the people and say, 'Look, this has gotta be dealt with.'
    -- Bill O'Reilly
  • 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