Perhaps Susan Reimer doesn't understand the military, if you did, you might understand what happened here ("Yes, Barbara Boxer should be called 'senator,'" June 1)! First of all, for that Brigadier General Michael Walsh to call that U.S. senator "ma'am," he was actually showing her even more respect than her "hard-earned title" of senator! For an officer of his rank, to call her ma'am, was the highest compliment that he could pay her!
As to that "hard-earned" statement of hers, any idiot with enough money can purchase that title, and the senate itself is evidence of that fact! I would wager that his title of "general" required much more effort and hard work than her "senator." Just who is she trying to kid? I would also be willing to bet that the United States Army, is presently held in much higher regard than the United States Senate. He showed her the ultimate respect, Ms. Reimer, there was nothing derogatory about it, and in fact, it was a level respect that was undue her.