Monday, August 30, 2004

Comfortable with responsibility

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.


Jeff said...

You know, reading this, I'm reminded of when Ann Richards said W's dad was born with a silver foot in his mouth. I'm guessing that she'd say W was born with his silver head up his ass -- and she'd be right.

Anonymous said...

Thank you! These were hilarious. I've always felt like Bush got nice pats on the head from the adults in the room. Ugh.

I think I used "comfortable with responsibility" when I was running for 8th grade student council.