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.

  • June 09, 2011

    If you can find a good or service on the internet, then the federal government probably doesn't need to be doing it.
    -- Tim Pawlenty
  • June 08, 2011

    America is absolutely awash with easily obtainable firearms. You can go down to a gun show at the local convention center and come away with a fully automatic assault rifle without a background check and, most likely, without having to show an identification card. So what are you waiting for?
    -- American-born al-Qaeda spokesman Adam Gadahn, in a video
  • June 07, 2011

    What have you seen so far today, and what are you going to take away from your visit?
    -- the "gotcha question" Sarah Palin has blamed for her widely ridiculed Paul Revere account
  • June 06, 2011

    We are only inches away from ceasing to be a free market economy.
    -- Mitt Romney
  • June 06, 2011

    There are two kinds of people in the world: Those who understand Palin and those who pretend they don't.
    -- Rush Limbaugh
  • June 03, 2011

    He who warned, uh, the British that they weren't going to be taking away our arms uh by ringing those bells and making sure as he's riding his horse through town to send those warning shots and bells that we were going to be secure and we were going to be free, and we were going to be armed.
    -- Sarah Palin, visiting Boston's Old North Church, on Paul Revere
  • June 03, 2011

    There is a controversy among scientists about whether evolution is a fact...hundreds and hundreds of scientists, many of them holding Nobel prizes, believe in intelligent design.
    -- Michele Bachmann
    Forty-three Nobel Laureate scientists have endorsed our effort to repeal Louisiana's creationism law...Congresswoman Bachmann, you claim that Nobel Laureates support creationism. Show me your hand. If you want to be taken seriously by voters while you run for President, back up your claims with facts. Can you match 43 Nobel Laureates, or do you fold?
    -- Baton Rouge high school student Zach Kopplin
  • June 02, 2011

    I've never been good with numbers, but when I was on crack I could do math really, really well. I became a f***ing whiz at calculus. But I also became kind of psychotic, unfortunately.
    -- Courtney Love
  • June 01, 2011

    It's not a publicity-seeking tour.
    -- Sarah Palin, interviewed by Fox News aboard her 'One Nation' bus
  • May 31, 2011

    I'm not running for comedian-in-chief or entertainer-in-chief. I am not going to light my hair on fire and shoot sparks up my ears or whatever.
    -- Tim Pawlenty