Every time I turn around I see revolting behavior from our elected leaders. The latest piece of trash is Senator Barbara Boxer’s despicableÂ actions towards a General in a hearing on Katrina.
Brig. Gen. Michael Walsh, with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, was testifying on the Louisiana coastal restoration process in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. 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,”Â 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.
Boxer failed to understand the basic military protocol in addressing a ranking position.
Seems like BARBIEâ€™S got a real PROM-QUEEN complex.
She didnâ€™t â€œEARNâ€ anything. She â€œWONâ€ a popularity contest. Thatâ€™s hardly the equivalent of facing an armed enemy in toe-to-toe combat in a fight to the death, and being recognized by your peers for your valor. Thatâ€™s how General Walsh EARNED his title.
BARBIE â€¦ YOUâ€™RE A FLAKY DITZ! GO AWAY!
StimulateTHIS from a comment onÂ The Hot Air Blog
I thought this was a good way to sum up the scene.
“We would call them ‘sir’ or ‘ma’am’ or ‘senator such-and-such’,”Â 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. Â Fox News
In a piece of irony… it appears that Faith in the Military is the only area gaining ground.
Bottomline is Barbara Boxer is an unhappy woman.Â There is no length she will not go to in order to make others miserable. She makes Nancy Pelosi seem like an amatuer biotch.
So what type of nut job is Boxer… Making a Mockery gives her an extreme nut.
Project Vote Smart gives a similar results from congressional scorecards.
American Civil Liberties Union â€“ 83% for 2005â€“2006 -A Group I would never align with…
American Land Rights Association â€“ 11% for 2006 –That’s right kids she doesn’t want you to have rights as a land owner or to enjoy public lands other than naked and barefoot.
Americans for Tax Reform â€“ 5% for 2006 –Typical liberal wanting everyone to pay more tax.
AFL-CIO â€“ 100% in 2006 -A lovely bunch of people NOT.
Conservative Index-John Birch Society â€“ 20% for Fall 2004 -This one confuses me John Birchers have any like for this woman.Â WOW.
Family Research Council â€“ 0% for 2006 -That is right she doesn’t like families either.
FreedomWorks â€“ 17% for 2006 –This is due to her socialistic views.
Gun Owners of America â€“ 0% for 2006 –No she doesn’t support The Constitution either but supports gun bans in spite of their total ineffectiveness.
NARAL Pro-Choice America â€“ 100% for 2006 -Can we call her a baby killer?
National Association of Wheat Growers â€“ 0% for 2005 -Farmers hate her too… for all the limits and rules she has imposed upon farmers all of which have raised costs.
National Federation of Independent Business â€“ 0% for 2005â€“2006 -No good conscience socialist wants independent business.
National Journal â€“ Composite liberal score of 95% for 2006 -Only 95% liberal… I thought it would have been 100.
National Rifle Association â€“ F for 2006 -Shocker anti-gun, anti-2nd amendment, anti-Constitution.
National Right to Life Committee â€“ 0% for 2005â€“2006 -Baby killing is only appropriate by doctors not warriors.
National Taxpayers Union â€“ 11% for 2006 -That’s right she wants anyone who works to pay for everyone else.
Republican Liberty Caucus â€“ 10% for 2005 -Does this make her only 90% liberal.
Secular Coalition for America â€“ 90% on 2006 scorecards -Don’t want religion either it clashes with killing babies.
United States Chamber of Commerce â€“ 25% for 2006 -She is anti business.
I thought this summed it up nicely.