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.

  • May 29, 2011

    It was a good program, it was a legal program, it was not torture.
    -- Dick Cheney on waterboarding
  • May 27, 2011

    I worship the ground that Paul Ryan walks on.
    -- Dick Cheney
  • May 25, 2011

    Knowing how Washington works isn't necessarily an advantage. As a businessman going in, I don't want to know how Washington works. I want to change Washington, D.C. and so by not knowing how it is supposed to work I can ask tough questions that will help change the culture.
    -- Herman Cain, on running for president
  • May 25, 2011

    The literati sent out their minions to do their bidding...A lesser person could not have survived the first few minutes of the onslaught. But out of the billowing smoke and dust of tweets and trivia emerged Gingrich, once again ready to lead those who won't be intimidated by the political elite.
    -- Gingrich press secretary Rick Tyler, on media criticism of the former House Speaker
  • May 24, 2011

    The rapture definitely took place, but there just wasn't a soul worth saving so it went unnoticed. The world will still end in October, as planned.
    -- Harold Camping
  • May 23, 2011

    It has been a really tough weekend.
    -- Harold Camping
  • May 22, 2011

    I maintain the strong conviction that if I were to run, I would be able to win the primary and ultimately, the general election.
    -- Donald Trump, on announcing that he would not seek the presidency
  • May 21, 2011

    If the world does end tomorrow, alternate side parking will be suspended.
    -- New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, in his weekly radio address
  • May 21, 2011

    Amazingly, May 21, 2011 is the 17th day of the 2nd month of the biblical calendar of our day. Remember, the flood waters also began on the 17th day of the 2nd month, in the year 4990 B.C....This is going to happen. Millions will die. It's going to be horrible.
    -- Harold Camping on Judgment Day, which he says will begin today, exactly 7,000 years after Noah's flood, with a major earthquake at 6:00 pm PDT
  • May 20, 2011

    It's going to take a while for the news media to realize that you're covering something that happens once or twice in a century, a genuine grass-roots campaign of very big ideas. I expect it to take a while for it to sink in.
    -- Newt Gingrich