Boxer gets snotty with general: Address me as “senator,” not “ma’am”

posted at 7:21 pm on June 17, 2009 by Allahpundit

I don’t know how else to read this except as a gratuitous slur that he’s refusing to acknowledge her title because she’s a woman, as though he’s Col. Jessep in “A Few Good Men” or something. What are the odds that a guy who’s spent decades addressing his superiors as “sir” would address a woman senator as “ma’am”? I actually went back and skipped around in the video of the rest of the hearing to see how he interacted with male senators and caught him answering Vitter’s questions with “yes, sir” a number of times. Is Boxer’s ego so fragile and her method so imperious that she’d publicly humiliate a guy whom she has no reason to believe is being anything less than respectful?

Answer: Given the power trip she once pulled on Inhofe at a hearing with Al Gore, yeah. She’s that imperious. Click the image to watch.

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Can we address her as “asshat” instead?

Ed Morrissey on June 17, 2009 at 7:24 PM

By all means. :)

unwashed minion on June 19, 2009 at 7:49 AM

In the spirit of treating Boxer, not respectfully like you would a REAL woman,but more like she’d like to be treated, I’d of got up and belted her in the kisser.

Jeff from WI on June 19, 2009 at 7:55 AM

You sure didnt work hard the get the title of an absolute joke!

camtheman7 on June 19, 2009 at 9:11 AM

I rarely find it acceptable to use the “C” word in reference to a woman but……..

Joey1974 on June 19, 2009 at 10:07 AM

As Michael Savage would say “you call this a a Senator”? “Barbara Boxer”? “In my day, the best this woman could have been was the owner of a Brassiere store or two in Elmhurst Queens”!!

Joey1974 on June 19, 2009 at 10:16 AM

Hmmm…she’s told to be PMSing (that was my wife’s theory).

jgapinoy on June 19, 2009 at 10:21 AM

Yes Sir and Yes Maam is proper response from a military person, perhaps this woman should look into that and not be so disrespectful to a military commander.

Shame on her, find out how to contact her and send her a message to resign.

workingforpigs on June 19, 2009 at 11:36 AM

She is actally no different than anyone else in this administration, they have no respect for our military.

reminds me of a bunch of loons from Berkeley in the 70’s, no respect for authority….

workingforpigs on June 19, 2009 at 11:37 AM