Thursday, June 18, 2009
And now, a word from California's OTHER idiot...
It never ceases to astonish me how self-absorbed, self-important, and just plain narcissistic some assholes people are.
Learning at the feet of her master, UberWench Nasty Pelosi, today we got a glimpse at the true nature of California’s Other Talking Turd, Barbara “Babs the Bitch” Boxer.
Not content with being spoken to in a deferentially polite manner, Boxer felt the need to remind an Army Brigadier General of that fact Tuesday during a hearing before her Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, where the good general testifying had the apparent gall to call her "ma'am."
Brigadier General Michael Walsh, with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, was testifying on the coastal restoration process in Louisiana 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," 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.
Thing is, General Walsh meant no disrespect, as military protocol advises that officers may use "sir" or "ma'am" when addressing anybody higher than them on the chain of command.
"We would call them 'sir' or 'ma'am' or 'Senator such-and-such'," Army spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Nathan Banks said. Colonel Banks said any of those terms would be "appropriate" when addressing a senator.
As an enlisted soldier, I encountered officers all the time, and rest assured, I called them “sir” and “Ma’am” respectfully, as it would actually have been snide to say, “Yes, Major.” Or “No, Lieutenant”, unless you followed their rank title with their last name. That rank is just that, a rank, a title. It would actually have been seen as disrespectful to do it the way Boxer wanted, since it would imply that you’re simply showing respect to the title and not to the person holding it.
Hey, little miss junior senator from Kellyfawnya…you’ve been a Senator since 1993 and for ten years before that, a member of the House. You’re pretty much a career bureaucrat, while the man you chose to belittle commands the Mississippi Valley Division of the Army Corps of Engineers. The boundaries of the Mississippi Valley Division extend from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico, include portions of 12 states, and encompass 370,000 square miles. His awards include two Bronze Stars, four Legions of Merit, and numerous lesser awards. He is parachute and Ranger qualified, and has been soldiering since shortly after graduating the Polytechnic Institute of New York in 1977. He’s spent his career of soldiering using his engineering skills to help people worldwide. Perhaps you should offer the General some respect as well?
Tell Babs how you feel about her shitty attitude:
Office phone number: (202) 224-3553
That's Senator Bitch to you, buster!