Despite setbacks, Bush vows to press Social Security, other priorites
President Bush is shrugging off recent setbacks on Capitol Hill and vowing to press on with a Social Security overhaul and other second-term priorities. He also acknowledges the White House is making plans for a Supreme Court vacancy.
At a Rose Garden news conference, the president complained that despite months of lobbying, "nothing's happening" on Social Security. Democrats have rejected anything that includes private retirement accounts, and a number of Republicans have been skeptical as well. However, Bush vowed to keep working for an overhaul -- and predicted he'll win in the end. He called it "like water cutting through a rock" and said "it's just a matter of time."