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David Zucker's video satire of Barbara Boxer's 'Ma'am' demand: 'It's just a thing'

October 25, 2010 |  4:40 pm

One of the sadnesses of American politics is that so much of the satire is aimed at only one side of the political spectrum, costing us nearly half the possible laughs.

There are conservatives in Hollywood. They just don't run the place. One of the comedic luminaries of modern time, however, is David Zucker of "Naked Gun," "Airplane," "Police Squad" and "Kentucky Fried Movie" fame.

Now, just in time for the Nov. 2 midterm elections involving California's own career pol, Democrat Sen. Barbara Boxer, Zucker has produced a satirical video currently making the Internet rounds. (See bottom video below)

It's based on the actual news video of Boxer from the summer of 2009 upbraiding a testifying general for calling her "Ma'am," as the military is trained. Boxer prefers senator, as she explains, because she worked so hard to get that title. (See top video below.)

Now, she's working to keep that title in a close race against Republican Carly Fiorina. Michelle Obama will be on the left coast later this week to help Boxer. Her husband was out there last week, no doubt sneaking some more junk food on the same trip.

Watch both videos. Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

Now, Zucker's new video.

-- Andrew Malcolm

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