Sen. Boxer: Don't Call Me 'Ma'am'

McCain spoofs scolding
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Jun 19, 2009 10:56 AM CDT

(Newser) – Sen. Barbara Boxer wagged a finger at a military officer yesterday for calling her “ma’am,” the Christian Science Monitor reports. As the general discussed New Orleans, Boxer interrupted, saying “You know, do me a favor. Could you say ’senator’ instead of ‘ma’am?’ It’s just a thing, I worked so hard to get that title, so I’d appreciate it.”

John McCain joked about the dust-up on Hannity yesterday, the Huffington Post reports. “Thank you for calling me 'Senator' and not 'sir,’” he told the host.