Thursday, October 18, 2007

How To Annoy Chichester VII

By going to the cliche playbook and referring to Social Security as the "third rail" while doing nothing about it.

Rep. Dan Burton in The Hill today laughing uproariously:

"After laughing uproariously at a question about whether it is political [sic] risky to discuss cutting Social Security benefits, Rep. Dan Burton (R-Ind.), a Thompson supporter, said: 'What do you think? Take a wild guess.'

“'Social Security has always been known as the third rail in politics; you don’t touch it,' he added."

A profile in courage.