Rep. David Obey (D-Wis.) was a little late for a hearing on Wednesday and he wasn't happy about it.

The House Appropriations Committee chairman expressed his regrets to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, who was testifying about the implementation of the new healthcare reform law.

"I don't have a good excuse," Obey said.

Sebelius said the chairman doesn't need an excuse, but Obey interjected, "I detest being late."

To his credit, Obey didn't point fingers or use ITK's favorite excuse, which was uttered on "Friends" a few years ago: "I'm sorry I'm late but I left late."