Is Barbara Boxer sensitive or insecure? Tuesday she had a spasm when an Army General addressed her as Ma'am (proper protocol when addressing a female superior). Commentary already compares her to male senators who have no problem being addressed as "sir" instead of insisting on being addressed by the title of "senator." The point has also been made that she did not consistently refer to the officer as "Brigadier General"-- a title he certainly worked hard to earn.
I think it runs deeper. I think the Obama administration's wacky policies have Boxer shaking in her shorts. Perhaps she is afraid her days as a Senator are numbered.
Whatever the reason, don't call her "Ma'am." With her "No Ma'am" boxing gloves, she ready to take on even the most respectful military officer.