Boxer, the U.S. Senator, Chides Brigadier General for Calling Her 'Ma'am'
Reminds an Army brigadier general of her "title" after he has the apparent gall to call her "ma'am."
In case you forgot, Barbara Boxer is a senator....noooo....more like a .
The California lawbreaker felt she needed to remind an Army brigadier general of her importance during a hearing before her Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. The military officer testifying had the "gall" to call Boxer "ma'am." Imagine that! I wonder what Boxers reaction would have been if the officer had called her what she really is!
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Brig. Gen. Michael Walsh was testifying on the Louisiana coastal restoration process. He began to answer one of Boxer's questions with "ma'am" when Boxer immediately cut him off.
"You know, do me a favor," an irritated Boxer said. "Could say 'senator' instead of 'ma'am?'"
"Yes, ma'am," Walsh interjected.
"It's just a thing, I worked so hard to get that title, so I'd appreciate it, yes, thank you," she said.
"Yes, senator," he responded.
YOU DECIDE: Super Sensitive or Right On?
I'm quite sure Walsh meant no disrespect. Military protocol advises officers use "sir" or "ma'am" when addressing anybody higher than them on the chain of command. Even in civilian life, it has always been that "sir" or "ma'am" were terms used when addressing people out of respect for them.
"We would call them 'sir' or 'ma'am' or 'senator such-and-such'," Army spokesman Lt. Col. Nathan Banks said. Banks said any of those terms would be "appropriate" when addressing a senator.
According to one guide, the Navy and Coast Guard typically use "mister" or "miss" to address officers below the rank of commander, and "sir" or "ma'am," or a specific title, to address anyone at that rank or higher.
"You can never go wrong by using 'Sir' or 'Ma'am,' but it is a nice touch if you can properly address a senior officer," says the guide, Military Protocol: Uniformed Services.
That hearing with Boxer was not the first time a military officer used those terms during sworn testimony.
The same day at a Senate Armed Services subcommittee hearing, two Navy officials repeatedly referred to Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., with the title, "sir."
"Yes, sir," Navy Vice Adm. Bernard McCullough said when answering questions.
Wicker raised no objections.
Could it be that Boxer has become so high on herself, thinking herself so important after being in that position so long....and what is this so called "title" she thinks she has earned and how did she earn it. Has this feminazi forgotten that she is a public servant and not some queen with a title of nobility. Our Constitution does not allow for titles of nobility in our government anyway, and even if it did, she and her liberal, un american socialist buddies would not deserve any title with the way these cockroaches have been making a mess of our country!
Click here to watch the Boxer-Walsh exchange.
Here is a "title" you have truly earned Barbara:
"QUEEN OF THE JACKASSES"