Last week Senator Barbara Boxer insisted that a Brigadier General call her “Senator” instead of “Ma’am.”
Dear Senator Boxer:
I am appalled at your foolish display at last week’s hearing concerning the restoration process and the Army Corps of Engineers. Proper military protocol dictates that any person with a higher rank, or of a high ranking civilian office, is referred to as “Sir” or “Ma’am”. Yet, you insisted you be called “Senator” because “you worked hard” for that position. As you worked for that position, clearly you did not pay any attention to proper military protocol. Neither did you display the class that one assumes comes with your office by publicly chiding a high ranking Army officer.
Instead of issuing a statement that says you had a “phone conversation” with the general following the hearing, I would urge you to make a apology for disrespecting a man who has worked equally hard to obtain his present rank and position. Our military men and women are placing their lives on the line in all areas of the world. By embarrassing Brig. Gen. Michael Walsh as you did, you also bring dishonor on them.
Reuel K. Sample
Sent via email on June 21, 2009.
Senator Boxer is no friend to the conservative. In this display, she has demonstrated that she is no friend of the military either. I hope her constituents remember – and take the proper action to replace her.