The condescending witch that is Barbara Boxer couldn't even say "excuse me." Guess she forgot that the Marine she so rudely interrupted defends her freedom while she looks down at him. It's the liberal way to forget those kind of things.
Earlier this week, U. S. Senator Barbara Boxer took exception when the brigadier-general she was questioning at a Senate hearing kept referring to her as "ma'am." ( "Yes, ma'am." "No, ma'am." etc.) "Could you say 'Senator' instead of 'ma'am?'" she asked. "It's just a thing. I worked so hard to get that title. I'd appreciate it."
It's a strange request given that -- as aspiring senator Chuck DeVore points out on the Bully! Pulpit blog -- the U. S. Army's protocol guide lists "ma'am" as an acceptable way to address a senator.
Stranger still since -- as blogger Tommy De Seno reminds us -- two years ago, Boxer called former secretary of state Condoleezza Rice "Madam" three different times during testimony while Rice was appearing before Congress. "Ma'am" is, of course, the contracted form of "Madam."