George W. Bush did it, with compassionate conservatism, crock though it was.
JASON ( swatting an imaginary gnat): Hope over fear... What a crock.
Note: The breakfast rice may also be made in a crock pot overnight.
Old English crocc, crocca "pot, vessel," from Proto-Germanic *krogu "pitcher, pot" (cf. Old Frisian krocha "pot," Old Saxon kruka, Middle Dutch cruke, Dutch kruik, Old High German kruog "pitcher," German Krug, Old Norse krukka "pot"). Perhaps from the same source as Middle Irish crocan "pot," Greek krossos "pitcher," Old Church Slavonic krugla "cup." Used as an image of worthless rubbish since 19c., perhaps from the use of crockery as chamberpots.