This is the Biden way to get things done
There's a story President Joe Biden likes to tell about himself.
It's from a time when he was a first-term senator. He had objected angrily to some remarks from archconservative Sen. Jesse Helms, who was opposed to a proposal for broader rights for people with disabilities.
Biden was furious, and let Senate Majority Leader Mike Mansfield know it. Then Mansfield told him that Helms had adopted a disabled child. "I felt like a fool," Biden says when he tells the story.
The moral ...