California Senator Boxer scolded a General for calling her Ma'am yesturday. She related to the General that she sould be identified as "Senator" as she worked so hard to get that title. Senator Boxer must be unaware that under military protocol an officer who is haigher in rank is called "sir or Maam" Interesting enough that She did not refer to him as General in the rebuke. It should be noted as well that the General also called Male senators Sir.
Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) opined Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) demanding a general to call her "Senator" at a hearing yesterday.
Mr. DeMint called Mrs. Boxer "a loose cannon."
"For her to try to embarrass him in front of the public -- I just can't put up for that kind of thing -- if people think too much of themselves," he said.
He added that "ma'am" is "the highest title" -- higher than senator or congressman.