Brigadier General Michael Walsh had the unfortunate duty of going before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee chaired by Barbara Boxer. I refuse to refer to her as Senator because bitch would be more appropriate.
What's Babs problem? Is it her utter contempt for the US Military? Or is it that "Ma'am" is too gender specific for her? Either way, Babs could use a dose of humility along with some manners. You see, the General has over 30 years of service to this country and deserves every bit of respect from her that she thinks she deserves from him. It is customary in the US Military to refer to all senior officers or civilian officials as "sir or ma'am". However, the General graciously complied with her demand that he refer to her as senator even though his referring to her as ma'am showed respect for her office. Come on Babs, even the Queen of England is referred to as "Your Majesty" or "Ma'am".
Barbara Boxer needs to get over herself and stop being a bitch.