The Knight in Shining Armor?

In American life, there are many instances where people defer responsibility for some task or action to some unspecified other person. There was an old, idiomatic expression that I used to hear as a small child: “Let George do it.” I wondered who this “George” was. Finally, I asked my Mom, and she laughingly explained that “George” was simply a convenient label for someone who had to do something, usually a task requiring considerable…