At a rally yesterday afternoon on Ellis Island, Vice President Dick Cheney recalled the president's visit to ground zero three days after the attack.
"They saw a man calm in crisis, comfortable with responsibility and determined to do everything to protect our people," he said.
The New York Times, August 30, 2004
Appropriate circumstances for describing someone as "comfortable with responsibility":
• Giving a reference for a teen-age babysitter.
• Awarding a promotion to shift manager at McDonald's.
• Filling out work-release papers for a convicted felon.
• Trying to reassure the citizens of the United States that their president is not, despite all appearances to the contrary, a drooling, retarded, semi-literate, wholly inarticulate puppet whose only significant accomplishment in life is that he was born into a wealthy, powerful family.