Brig. Gen. Michael Walsh, with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, was testifying on the Louisiana coastal restoration process in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. He began to answer one of Boxer's questions with "ma'am" when Boxer immediately cut him off."Yes, ma'am," Walsh interjected."It's just a thing, I worked so hard to get that title, so I'd appreciate it, yes, thank you," she said."Yes, senator," he responded.
What a maroon. In the military, we were trained to use the terms "ma'am" and "sir" without thought. What a complete lack of class on the part of Barbara Boxer.