The Imperiousness Of The Babs

Have y’all seen this video yet?


From the Chicago Tribune

There’s plenty of room for “yes men” in the nation’s capital.

Less for “yes, Ma’am.”

Sen. Barbara Boxer’s suggestion to a general that she’d really rather be called “senator” has raised a few hackles here.

“Could you say ‘senator’ instead of ‘ma’am?’ ” Boxer (D-Calif.) said this week to Brig. Gen. Michael Walsh, testifying at a hearing that she was chairing on the levees in New Orleans. “It’s just a thing. I worked so hard to get that title. I’d appreciate it.”

Yes, she worked hard to get the title. So did many people who served at the please of King George. Doesn’t mean they earned it. They campaigned for it, like Boxer did. She says it as if she wanted him to use the title such as a king or queen might appoint. The General earned his title through decades of working his tail off, sacrificing, having his family sacrifice. All you do, Babs, is go out on the campaign trail, raise lots of money, promise lots of people things, including things you have no intention of doing, scratch people on the back, and contribute little.

I would postulate that this is the way of think to quite a few Senators and Representatives, whether Republican or Democrat. They have forgotten who they work for, and the system now encourages that.

Crossed at Right Wing News and Stop The ACLU

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3 Responses to “The Imperiousness Of The Babs”

  1. Duncan says:

    This was more about putting a “white male” and a “military man” back in his place than anything else. Apparently he had referred to male senators with the use of “sir”. Now, I wonder what a career military man would use to address people of higher rank or due respect, something he’s probably done all of his career… hmmm, probably “Sir” or “Ma’am”. Ofcourse, he should have taken a cue from his current Commander-in-Chief and called her “sweetie”.

    And you know what is sad? Boxer probably now realizes that she might have a little egg on her face, but her treatment of this general probably makes her even more popular in California….

  2. John Ryan says:

    Teach do you think that he would fail to call McCain Senator McCain ? Or do you really think he would call him Mr McCain ??

  3. I bet she thinks she did just right, Duncan, speaking truth to power, or some other liberal talking point. But, yeah, she looks like a fool.

    He would probably call him Sir, John. Look around, and you’ll find he was doing that to other members of the panel.

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