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Old 06-18-2009, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Earth
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CA is bankrupt and under her watch...that goes for Feinstein too.
Ummmm, hate to insert logic here, but what do they have to do with State government. They are representatives.

You want to talk about state government, look at state representatives, not federal.
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Wow, didn't know a Senator can be such an assh*le. Hey ma'am, I'm sure it takes much more work and sacrifice to become a General in the US Army.
General is a political position.
They're just voted in by a smaller group of people.
Yes, as a matter of fact, I talked with two of them today.
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Old 06-18-2009, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Orange County, CA
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Comrade Commissar would be more appropriate
Agreed.Boxer is an example of far left "San Francisco values".She has no regard for our armed forces and has been anti military her entire political career.Quite likely the general privately regarded her with contempt.
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Old 06-18-2009, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Tucson, AZ
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I don't think he did anything wrong.

Sir or Ma'am is an acceptable appellation that can be used when addressing a General, a Senator, the POTUS or anyone else, when you are trying to show some respect.

People just need to stop looking down their noses at others.

The owner of the company I work for. We don't call him President, though that is his title. He worked very hard to get to where he is today (Probably harder then half of these politicians we have.)

We call him by his first name.
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Old 06-18-2009, 11:48 AM
 
Location: Washington state
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Agreed.Boxer is an example of far left "San Francisco values".She has no regard for our armed forces and has been anti military her entire political career.Quite likely the general privately regarded her with contempt.

Yeah, sure...the values demonstrated by John Ensign, Larry Craig, David Vitter or any number of RW lying hypocrites are much better.
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Old 06-18-2009, 11:55 AM
 
Location: DC area
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Does anyone know what title he used when addressing the other members? If he used Sir then she'd probably be better off chilling out. If however he used Senator with the men and used Ma'am for her, that is a different story.

Having said that, I've known a lot of politicals, both male and female, that prefer to be addressed by their title when in public.
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Old 06-18-2009, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Orange County, CA
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Yeah, sure...the values demonstrated by John Ensign, Larry Craig, David Vitter or any number of RW lying hypocrites are much better.
Isnt this thread about protocol?If so,just how does private conduct relate to the topic?Or would you like us to start in say,on Bill Clinton?Or a host of others with past transgressions?
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Old 06-18-2009, 12:06 PM
 
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When I was in the Army senators were not even part of the chain of command... Has that changed? Nope! And when addressing an officer we said Sir or called them by their rank, both were correct.
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Old 06-18-2009, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Tepic, Mexico
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Hopefully we can call her Unemployed soon.
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Old 06-18-2009, 12:19 PM
 
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Beg your pardon..but even female Generals are addressed as Ma'am. By the way..sit-up..your slouching!!!
Quite true.
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Old 06-18-2009, 12:20 PM
 
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Well, here you go - how to address various and sundry people with titles:

Spoken and Written Forms of Address for U.S. Government Officials, Military Personnel, Foreign Officials, Nobility, and Religious Officials

You'll note that using the word "madam" or "ma'am" is less customary, but, as they say,

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The use of "Madam" or "Ma'am" for a female addressee is less customary but still acceptable, especially for high officeholders ("Madam Governor"). This rule also holds for high officials of foreign countries.
I'm guessing that if he had said "Madam Senator", "Senator Boxer", or just "Senator", she'd have been okay with that. People generally do get to tell other people how they would like to be addressed, even if they aren't officeholders. I don't see why a senator should not be afforded that right, however pompous it makes that senator sound.
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