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Old 06-18-2009, 09:28 AM
 
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RealClearPolitics - Video - Boxer Asks General To Call Her "Senator" And Not "Ma'am"

Couldn't she have called him "Sir"...
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Old 06-18-2009, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Del Rio, TN
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Someone's ego exceeds her ability.

He should reply that he will only reply to "general". Takes a lot more effort to achieve that than "senator".
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Old 06-18-2009, 09:36 AM
 
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Someone's ego exceeds her ability.

He should reply that he will only reply to "general". Takes a lot more effort to achieve that than "senator".
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."
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Old 06-18-2009, 09:37 AM
 
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Someone's ego exceeds her ability.

He should reply that he will only reply to "general". Takes a lot more effort to achieve that than "senator".
Agreed. The General was just using military etiquette. If I was sitting there ..I could have thought of more deserving names for "it", opps I mean "her"

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Old 06-18-2009, 09:44 AM
 
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And she interupted him. The General was polite, of course. This strikes me as uncalled for.
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Old 06-18-2009, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Washington state
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Yawn......Big deal
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Old 06-18-2009, 09:48 AM
 
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Ya think the General has never corrected a subordinate about being properly addressed?

Being addressed as madam is rather diminutive and a bit patronizing in this day and age.
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Old 06-18-2009, 09:50 AM
 
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Ya think the General has never corrected a subordinate about being properly addressed?

Being addressed as madam is rather diminutive and a bit patronizing in this day and age.
Beg your pardon..but even female Generals are addressed as Ma'am. By the way..sit-up..your slouching!!!
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Old 06-18-2009, 09:57 AM
 
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What else do you expect out of a California Democrat? Coming from a state that polices grocery stores for plastic bag recycling containers (or be fined), do you really expect anything other than idiocy from those folks? California is an embarrassment and is represented by embarassing "leaders".
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Old 06-18-2009, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Comrade Commissar would be more appropriate

...or maybe "Political Officer"?

Decisions, decisions....
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