Rules are rules.
"No shirt, no shoes, no dice!" Spicoli said reading the sign.
It's the same thing. Except different.
He too addressed a Joint Session of Congress. And as soon as the Prime Minister paused (just like last week), House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sprang to her feet like a rocket.
The reason for Pelosi's overabundance of joy?
Senator Ted Kennedy is becoming a member of British nobility. He's getting knighted. And it's not just a nicety or anything. Brown credits Kennedy with some big achievements.
"I know that you will allow me to single out for special mention today one of your most distinguished senators, known in every continent and a great friend," Brown said. "Northern Ireland today is at peace, more Americans have healthcare, children around the world are going to school, and for all those things we owe a great debt to the life and courage of Senator Edward Kennedy."