The U.S. military has called civilians "Sirs" and "Madams" for centuries. And indeed, in 2009, the male senators were called "Sirs" and everything was fine.
But Mam Barbara Boxer decided that she had worked so hard to become the "Senator" that the military personnel had to change the tradition:
The driver of Ms Boxer's work has been her title and she is overworked. Now, Ms Carly Fiorina - the ex-boss of Hewlett Packard - has a chance to allow Mam Barbara Boxer to relax once again.
The original video with Boxer is here.
Via Bob Ferguson