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.