Oh, I guess if you make it a big joke, it's okay to dress down at the legislature. One of the representatives alerted the Congressman to the fact that many in the legislature were sporting sweaters and no ties (in honor of his visit)? One was even wearing no socks. So if you're a lovable joker, then you get away with it. If you're the press, you're part of a conspiracy to smear the reputation of the legislature.