Skip to comments.That's no lady, that's my senator! (...in which rude and petty rule the day)
Posted on 06/19/2009 6:13:21 AM PDT by yoe
enator Barbara Boxer (D., Cal.) has been schooled in the peculiar etiquette that Jill Biden observes. As a result of her Ed.D. degree, Biden insists on being called "Dr." by sodiers who unknowingly refer to her as "Mrs. Biden. (Dr. Biden explains) "Ya know, I worked hard for that degree." Now Poliitcs Daily reports that Senator Boxer shares a similar pride in her work:
At a sometimes contentious Capitol Hill hearing Tuesday, Senate Environment and Public Works Committee chairwoman, Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA), had a request for Army Corps of Engineers division leader, Brigadier General Michael Walsh.
During a terse exchange, as Boxer pressed Walsh on why the levees in New Orleans are still not repaired nearly four years after Hurricane Katrina, she said to Walsh:
"Could you say 'senator' instead of 'ma'am? It's just a thing. I worked so hard to get that title. I'd appreciate it."
The general's response? "Yes, Senator."
It's funny in a way that Dr. Biden and Senator Boxer are so rude in the name of their professed etiquette. Surely there is a joke here somewhere.
Miss Boxer is pathetic.
If i had to speak before this bitch i would carry a spitcan and everytime i addressed her i would say yes, senator, and then spit before i continued.
Boxer never earned the title of ‘ma’am, so Brigadier General Michael Walsh, was actually being overly polite. Boxer was more opposed to the title of Brigadier General Michael Walsh, so decided to knock him down a notch. After all, a Brigadier General, is a lowly soldier to her.
In case “Senator” Boxer doesn’t know (and it’s obvious she doesn’t), a Brigadier General actually earned his title whereas a Senator is only elected, she hasn’t “earned” jack.
I’d like to meet Senator Boxer personally. I’d tell her she works for me, not the other way around and I was going to do everything in my power to send her back to “Mrs.” status.
“Senator, we’re going to fire your sorry ass”.
and so is Jill Biden
Did Boxer call him by his title “Brigadier General” or was it just “General”? After all, he earned that title!
“Surely there is a joke here somewhere.”
Yes there is. Unfortunately, the joke is on us.
Well isn’t that just special. Our “Royalty” instructing us common folk on the proper way to address them. I hope I never sit before her, because I’d call her a lot of things, but none of them would be senator.
Pretentious and pompous is more like it.
He should have said Yes, Senator, and you can refer to me as Brigadier General Michael Walsh, It’s just a thing. I EARNED that title. I’d appreciate it
That would have shut her grotesque reconstructed trap.
People that are hung up with titles are very shallow in my opinion. I’m a Director with a fortune 500 company and have P.E.’s that work for me. I tell all of them that with internal e-mails just to sign your name, external use your P.E.
Call me Chief Janitor, just make sure the pay stub is correct. Life is too short for petty crap like this.
He should have responded “Yes Mam”!
I thought the same thing.
What a pompous display of ill breeding and poor judgement. Boxer is an embarrassment to any woman of achievement. Now, unfortunately, people around the world can see this.
She and the other dems appear so angry. Why? They have what they wanted. Do they not know how to enjoy it? Or is it turning out to be not what they expected?
I went to a university where Ph.D.s were referred to as Mrs./Mrs./Ms, whichever applied. It was a matter of pride not to be called Dr.; that was left for MDs. Not sure if it’s still that way or not, but I always liked it.
'You woulda luvd my kids HS Princi-pal'..
Her edjukashun doctorate was her key to demanding all call her Doctor----She was promoted (via Peter P) to the board of Ed...Was good at Ebonics tho.....
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