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.

  • February 24, 2011

    Ladies and gentlemen, these are not assertions. These are facts, corroborated by many sources, some of them sources of the intelligence of other countries.
    -- Secretary of State Colin Powell, to the UN Security Council, Feb. 5, 2003
    It's a blot. I'm the one who presented it to the world, and [it] will always be part of my record. It was painful. It's painful now.
    -- Colin Powell
  • February 23, 2011

    Tyler's worried that Curveball might be a fabricator.
    -- an aide to CIA deputy director John McLaughlin, prior to Colin Powell's UN speech
    Oh, I hope not, because this is really all we have.
    -- McLaughlin, in response, according to CIA station chief Tyler Drumheller
  • February 22, 2011

    The interesting part for me is that he has recanted what he said, which is fascinating in the sense that I think there are still a number of people who still thought there was something in that. Even now.
    -- Tyler Drumheller, the CIA station chief who tried to warn CIA Director George Tenet about Curveball's WMD fabrications
  • February 21, 2011

    I had the chance to fabricate something to topple the regime. I and my sons are proud of that, and we are proud that we were the reason to give Iraq the margin of democracy.
    -- Rafid Ahmed Alwan al-Janabi, aka "Curveball," admitting to WMD lies used to justify the Iraq War
  • February 18, 2011

    Read my lips. We're going to cut spending.
    -- House Speaker John Boehner
    I can't believe I just said that.
    -- Boehner, while walking off stage a moment later
  • February 17, 2011

    I think this is the end of the laptop...It's portable.
    -- Rupert Murdoch on the iPad
  • February 16, 2011

    I said stay off the crack, and I still think that's pretty good advice, unless you can manage it socially. If you can manage it socially, then go for it, but not a lot of people can, you know?
    -- Charlie Sheen
  • February 15, 2011

    The average young person racks up 10,000 hours of gaming by age of 21. That's almost exactly as much time as they spend in a classroom during all of middle school and high school if they have perfect attendance.
    -- Jane McGonigal, in a recent article on video games
  • February 14, 2011

    Our opponents are better at nastiness than we will ever be. It comes naturally.
    -- Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels on Dems
  • February 12, 2011

    Who wants to run into a member of Congress in need of a shower wandering the halls in sweats or a robe?
    -- Melanie Sloan of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, on the 30-50 Reps who live at work