"In regulation, as in sports, it is good to have clear rules."
So writes FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai in a recent regulatory opinion. While this is a fairly pedestrian observation, it is Commissioner Pai's citation for this pearl of wisdom that makes it remarkable.
Cf. Walter Sobchak, The Big Lebowski (Polygram Filmed Entertainment 1998) (“Smokey, this is not ‘Nam. This is bowling. There are rules.”).
We do wonder, however, if Pai will apply Big Lebowski principles to the FCC's enforcement of indecency:
THE STRANGER: Do you have to use so many cuss words?
JEFF LEBOWSKI -- THE DUDE: What the fuck you talkin' about?