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Old 06-18-2009, 12:20 PM
 
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OH please!!

These people have titles. She is a senator. No big deal address her as such. The president should be addresses as President Obama, not Mr Obama or Barack or Obama. President Bush should have been addressed as President Bush, not W, George or Mr Bush.

Now, I'm a liberal. What about my political leanings has anything to do with proper protocol.
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Old 06-18-2009, 12:21 PM
 
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What a petty, bitter woman.
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Old 06-18-2009, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Florida
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A Senator is an ass*** because she wants her correct title used???? So, if you're addressing any Senator under any conditions it all right to call them Harry, or Dick, or Tom, or Snugglebunny, or anything you wish and they would be A-holes if they objected??????????



BTW, it takes a lot of work and sacrifice to become a Senator and there is no contest to see who worked or sacrificed the most.
Yes actually there is. A senator typically goes to college and then law school, works for a couple of law firms and then runs for a local or state office. After a couple of years they'll run for the US House. Then after a couple of years there, they'll run for Senate.

A General goes to college too, usually a military academy (which is sometimes regarded as tougher than Ivy league) and then gets appointed as a 2 LT. They typically must then spend 20+ yrs working their way up the ranks all the while being responsible for the lives of soliders, not money on a budget like a civilian working for a firm. They have to risk their lives in war zones, not to mention the sacrifice of multiple relocations and constant deployments. By the time they are eligible for flag rank, they must then be nominated by the president and confirmed by the senate.

I'll give the General the nod for the "sacrificed the most" path. Not a civilian senator.
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Old 06-18-2009, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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It's just another example of the California liberal's disdain towards the military.
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Old 06-18-2009, 12:43 PM
 
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That's right..how could the general possibly mistake Boxer for a woman.
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Old 06-18-2009, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Washington state
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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?
You're the one who brought up values.,.


How about Mark Foley?....We could have rightly addressed him as Congressman Pedophile.
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Old 06-18-2009, 01:13 PM
 
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A General goes to college too, usually a military academy (which is sometimes regarded as tougher than Ivy league) and then gets appointed as a 2 LT. They typically must then spend 20+ yrs working their way up the ranks all the while being responsible for the lives of soliders, not money on a budget like a civilian working for a firm. They have to risk their lives in war zones, not to mention the sacrifice of multiple relocations and constant deployments. By the time they are eligible for flag rank, they must then be nominated by the president and confirmed by the senate.

I'll give the General the nod for the "sacrificed the most" path. Not a civilian senator.
Man it's easier to become President....

College -> Law School -> Community Organizer -> Senator -> Leader of the Free World
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Old 06-18-2009, 01:18 PM
 
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They typically are referred to as "General", "Lieutenant", etc. I always call military officials by their title... I'm sure she did as well. I also wonder if he called the male senators "Senator" and her "ma'am."
No, he called them "sir"....so perfectly normal that he called her as he did....she is just a b....!

When they announce a senator to the public they always call them "Senator", either for woman or for man...in this case her ego is getting to big!
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Old 06-18-2009, 01:20 PM
 
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Man it's easier to become President....

College -> Law School -> Community Organizer -> Senator -> Leader of the Free World
You deserve a medal!!!!
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Old 06-18-2009, 01:27 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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What's wrong with that?

When I was in the navy, anyone who was not in the service would call our Captain "Captain" and not sir because he preferred it.

I work with a lot of Doctors and they prefer to be called Doctor instead of Mister/Miss/Sir/Ma'am. Ma'am is a term for old ladies, when you've achieved something as significant as being a Senator from California, I think it's fine that you ask to be given the respect you deserve.

After all, she called him "General", it's the same thing, except there are more Generals/Admirals than Senators or even members of the House.

Only 1 in 3,000,000 people in America achieves the title of "Senator", For generals/admirals, it's 1 in 350,000.

What's the big deal with this? How come this is considered noteworthy to you?

We call judges "Judge", Doctors "Doctor" and military servicemen by their achieved rank. So why on Earth would anyone be complaining about this?

Finally, don't you all remember the Seinfeld episode where Elaine dates the "Maestro"?
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