Social Security has been called the "third rail of American politics" -- the one you're not supposed to touch because it shocks you.

But, if you don't touch it, you can't fix it. And I intend to fix it.

To seniors in this country ... You earned your benefits, you made your plans, and President George W. Bush will keep the promise of Social Security ... no changes, no reductions, no way.

But,Mr. Bush,but wouldn't you need to turn off the third rail to fix it?Unless your into electricuting yourself,you hit the switch and then go fix it.

Perhaps that wasn't the best analogy.Pretty nice speech though.Very intresting

One other thing:

"It is the office of Lincoln's conscience and Teddy Roosevelt's energy and Harry Truman's integrity and Ronald Reagan's optimism."

Why do I remember John McCain saying something like this?

/me is "rooting" for Tux the Penguin in 2000