Friday, June 19, 2009

Senate Arrogance on Parade-Barbara Boxer

(Viewer warning: Keep a barf bag handy while viewing.)

Our California embarrassment, Sen. Barbara Boxer, is at it again, this time on June 16, while asking questions of Brigadier General Michael Walsh, who, in line with military custom, calls her "Ma'am. Not good enough for Boxer, who asks that the general address her as "Senator". "Yes, Senator," replies the suitably chastened general.

Just another example of the arrogance of our elected leaders in Washington, who apparently, are oblivious to the fact that their approval ratings are somewhere in the teens-and for good reason.

Barbara Boxer (excuse me, Senator Boxer) has been an embarrassment to California ever since she entered public office. Why is she not voted out?

She is from San Francisco. Enough said.

I don't know beans about General Walsh, but just the fact that he is a General in the US Military tells me one thing:

Ten Barbara Boxers couldn't make one General Walsh. Thus, she should be paying attention to how she addresses a member of an institution that ranks head and shoulders above her own.

Senator Boxer!!!???!!


Ted said...

Interesting that Queen Elizabeth II is referred to as "Ma'am". But Boxer has a problem with it, huh?

Findalis said...

Military men use "Ma'am" as a sign of respect.

Then again most gentlemen do that too.

Gary Fouse said...

It's a nice term that seems to be dying out except in the South.

Rick said...

I am ex-military and I still use ma'am and sir in addressing others and I am 77 years old.

It is appropriate to address Queen Elizabeth as "your majesty" once, then "Ma'am" in further conversation. Apparently this is not good enough for some of our arrogant officials. Except for a few, many senators and congress men and women need to be kicked out of congress. Too many are arrogant like boxer.

The general worked much harder for his title than this military hating harridan from California.

Gary Fouse said...

Well Stated, Rick.

Our military is our proudest institution. Our Congress is at the bottom.