This House is a mess, and John Boehner has had quite enough of it.
Boehner, the Republican House Speaker from Ohio, offered a sharp lesson in decorum to lawmakers on Wednesday, scolding them to stop bustling about the well of the chamber during speeches, stop taking photos during House business, and stop being late to votes, darn it!
Boehner also reminded members of the importance of wearing "appropriate business attire during all sittings of the House, however brief their appearance on the floor might be."
He didn't name names, but he didn't have to. "You know who you are," he said, sweeping a schoolmarm's glare across the chamber as members chuckled.
"Following these basic standards of practice will foster an atmosphere of mutual and institutional respect and will insure against personal confrontation amongst individual members, between members, and the presiding officer," the speaker concluded. "The chair appreciates the members' attention to these matters."