So here it is, political candidates using what they deem to be an opponent's mistake or low point to their advantage. All's fair in love and politics.
With the "yes, ma'am" situation of Sen. Barbara Boxer, what could be a political error on her part, however, has turned into the realm of pure silliness.
Boxer corrects a general using a term of courtesy, saying she wants him to use her title of "senator." Who would slight her for that? What's icing on this story for me is what her potential opponents are doing.
One has started a Web site called CallMeBarbara.com and used it to raise cash. Another has cobbled together the clip of Boxer with an Austin Powers bit, in which Dr. Evil points out that he didn't spend four years in school to be called Mr. Evil.
That's pretty much awesome.
But is this stuff an effective method of taking down an incumbent, or is it nothing more than a cute politically related story during a time when we're inundated with health care articles?
Guess we'll have to wait until the primaries to find out.