I hadn’t seen this video prior to tripping across it at Legal Insurrection. Margaret Thatcher was an inspirational speaker and an honorable politician. Both are in short supply these days. I’d be willing to bet that as hard as she worked and as much as she achieved, she never objected to someone calling her Ma'am.
Compare Margaret Thatcher to Barbara Boxer. Thatcher is the “silk purse” and Boxer is the “sow’s ear”. Momma was right, you just can’t teach class.
UPDATE: Great post on SENATOR Boxer at BlackFive including contact info for Boxer. Get in touch with the SENATOR and clue her in as to what constitutes respect.
UPDATE II: Michelle Malkin found a different comparison to SENATOR Barbara Boxer: