Sen. Boxer Offers No Apology for Rebuking Brigadier General Who Called Her 'Ma'am' - Political News - FOXNews.com: "'You know, do me a favor,' a clearly agitated Boxer said. 'Could you say 'senator' instead of 'ma'am?'
'Yes, ma'am,' Walsh replied.
'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 answered.
But Walsh was following military protocol, which advises officers to use 'sir' or 'ma'am' when addressing anyone higher than them on the chain of command.."
We have become an apology culture recently. This is some sort of weird ritual that people go through. The media hound people until they issue the formal apology, then the apology police wait for the next offender. Why should she apologize? She has no respect for the military or their rules in the first place, and unlike David Letterman, Boxer doesn't have to worry about sponsors and can't get fired. She's a senator-for-life.