I think I'm going to be channeling Joe Friday a lot between now and November. And I'm not the only one! Perhaps you remember this rather disgraceful exchange back in June of 2009, between Barbara "Bouncer*" and Brigadier General Michael Walsh.
Ma'am is a title of respect in the south and in the military and virtually every where else except the vast, empty canyons between Barbara Boxer's ears. So, she interrupts a Brigadier General testifying in front of her, because he did not address her as “Senator”. She’d worked soooo hard to get there…as if a Brigadier General hadn’t! What a whiner!
And now, people are calling her to task for it. This afternoon on Tom Sullivan's radio show, all he would call Boxer was "Ma'am". Over at Michelle Malkin's, a guest blogger is referring to her as "Barbara “Ma’am” Boxer". And, not to be outdone, the Republican National Senatorial Committee has their own website:
“CallMeMaam.com – Help Boxer Move from Being a “Senator” to a “Ma’am”".
Return Babs to private life? Shucks, ma'am! 'Tweren't nothin'!
*For her abysmal (and possibly illegal) penchant for writing checks against the House Bank for which there were no funds on deposit, during her brief stint in the House of Representatives.
Cross posted at Proof Positive