California’s Junior Senator has kept her job, largely by obscuring her record and attacking her opponents. In 1998, when running for reelection, she famously “guarded herself from contact with reporters so she would not have to answer questions about Bill Clinton; the [then-]president’s brother-in-law Tony Rodham was then married to her daughte Nicole.”* (More in a subsequent post on what this says about Ma’am’s hypocrisy.)
Yesterday, while volunteering at Outfest, LA’s gay and lesbian film festival, when chatting with a young gay man, definitely not a Republican, though interested in politics, he mocked Mrs. Boxer for her insistence on being called “Senator.” Seems that whenever people see this clip, they find Ma’am to be petty and offensive. So, I post it in the interest of getting it out there, reminding people of what Ma’am is really like.
Recall, that while Ma’am objected when Brig. Gen. Michael Walsh called her “Ma’am,” she did not object when when Black Chamber of Commerce, President and CEO Harry Alford.
The more people know about this woman and her record, the less chance she stands of reelection.
*Michael Barone, The Almanac of American Politics 2008, 164.