David Zucker: Let This Video Be My Apology for Once Supporting Barbara Boxer

I mean, we all have things we’ve done in the past that we’re embarrassed about, but I’d rather have my being restricted to 100 yards away from elementary schools be public knowledge than that $5,000 Boxer campaign contribution.

~ David Zucker

By Gary P Jackson

David Zucker (Airplane!, The Naked Gun, etc,) has done it again! Zucker who saw the light after 9/11, and became a Republican, has created yet another great campaign ad aimed at a hapless, radical democrat. This time Zucker takes on California’s Barbara Boxer and lampoons her now infamous “don’t call me ma’am” incident.

This is absolutely brilliant.

In one stunning moment of jackassery and arrogance, Boxer summed up everything that is wrong with the Ruling Class in Washington. Zucker makes short work of Senator Don’t Call Me Ma’am, and offers this video up as an apology for ever supporting her in the first place.

Writing for Big Hollywood, Zucker had this to say:

‘Call Me Senator’: Let This Video Be My Apology for Once Supporting Sen. Boxer

I’d like to thank Right Change (who sponsored and are planning an ad campaign to support the spot) and all the wonderful actors and crew who volunteered for the “Call Me Madam” video.

I was motivated to do something on this after I saw the video of Barbara Boxer interrogating the General.

I remember immediately feeling embarrassed that a member of Congress would treat an officer of the U.S. military like that. And doubly embarrassed that back in the early 90’s I had contributed to Barbara Boxer’s campaign.

I was so outraged at the pure arrogance of that moment, that I sat down to write the spot, highlighting the pure absurdity of our California Senator dressing down a General for calling her “Ma’am.” No Naked Gun or Scary Movie ever had an opportunity as good as that one for pure ridicule. Never mind that the military are instructed to call their superiors including members of congress ‘Sir’ or ‘Ma’am’, including specifically, Members of Congress!

I thought an apology would have been appropriate, but to my knowledge, none has ever been made by Senator Boxer. This I find distressing, since apologies from public figures nowadays are the norm. I mean, it’s not as if she texted her junk to Brett Favre. This was just arrogantly insulting an army officer. But I guess that’s okay with her.

In the debate with Carly Fiorina, the subject was brought up, but Boxer was quite adept at deflecting it — and still without an apology. Let this video be my apology. Every time I see the public record listing my campaign contribution to Boxer — I wince. I mean, we all have things we’ve done in the past that we’re embarrassed about, but I’d rather have my being restricted to 100 yards away from elementary schools be public knowledge than that $5,000 Boxer campaign contribution.


Barbara Boxer is a glittering jewel of colossal arrogance. As a reminder:

Check out Right Change to learn how you can help send Senator Ma’am packing.


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8 responses to “David Zucker: Let This Video Be My Apology for Once Supporting Barbara Boxer

  1. Joy

    I was hoping that Ma’am Boxer’s obnoxious behavior at that hearing would finally be parodied and ridiculed; in fact, it should have been hammered by the johnny-come-lately Fiorina weeks & months ago!! But, at this stage of the neck & neck race, better late than never, I guess…

    I think it’s a good piece and even rather funny at the end, and the woman who’s impersonating her is pretty good, but it somehow missed the mark if we’re looking for something really brilliant and/or outrageous (although, as I said, it did pick up some laughs at the end with those characters and that chorus of “I’ve worked so hard!”).

    Hope it can get WIDE distribution throughout our sorry State! BTW, did Meg Whitman just shoot herself in the foot (no tears here!) by inviting that dumbkopt Bloomberg to endorse her out here? I’ll still vote for her (but glad Palin gave her the bum’s rush!), but my heart won’t break if Gov. Moonbeam returns to Sacramento. Couldn’t get much worse. The sad thing is that it was during his previous “reign” that CA set up those devastating public pension funds that’re breaking our balls out here – and now he’ll be “rewarded” for that VERY bad behavior. Sometimes politics – and gummint – SUCKS!!

    • Gary P

      Zucker has done some really “over the top” (according to the GOP elites) stuff for campaigns, so I think he self regulates. This is more him telling Senator Ma’am we all work hard to attain our station in life, and she ain’t nothin’ special!

      Not a Meg Whitman fan. typical GOP establishment candidate. Total squish, but she’d be better than what you got now, and Moonbeam would finish the state off for sure.

      Until Californians clean out the state legislature, nothing will change.

      I love California, for it’s beautiful places, but wouldn’t live there on a dare. Government is just too insane.

      On a happier note, Texans thank the California government. They are creating a LOT of Texas jobs, as companies relocate here.

      • Joy

        You know, Gary, I watched & listened to it again today – and this time I caught all the little funnies along the way (the audio on this video is rather weak, so I missed a few “I worked so hard’s”), and, even funnier, were the professional gradations that everyone – including Mother Superior!! – demanded be recognized! So, I’m glad I gave it a second chance – which is all the more reason that I hope the powers-that-be spread it to the four corners of the State this week & right up until Nov. 2!!

        Your remarks (which you’ve made before) re CA companies relocating to TX and thereby providing more TX jobs were spot-on – and, sad to say, a bitter reminder why everything’s so dismal in this state!! In Riverside Co. alone (where I live), unemployment, which has been north of 15 percent for more than a year, has just gone up another fraction of a percentage point – which means that semi-retired people like myself who, in the past, have been able to almost walk into nice (but not necessarily high-paying) part-time jobs, are really SOL at present. Those sorts of jobs exist seasonally and in fits & spurts, but otherwise it’s pretty dismal job-wise. And, as you pointed out, until the CA legislature (Assembly & Senate), and their toadies, the service unions, are de-fanged and taken down a peg or three, we’ll only see more of the same – and even less opportunity (if that’s possible!!).

      • Gary P

        Yeah, the volume on the video sucks, even at the original source. Sorry.

        The little nuanced funnies are kind of a Zucker trade mark. So many sub plots you have to watch em a couple of times to catch em all. I’ve always been a big fan. Airplane! The old Police Squad TV series, which spawned the Naked Gun franchise, and so on. His last movie, An American Carol, didn’t get wide distribution, but it was great. Chris Farley’s brother plays a Michael Moore type character, and Zucker does a Christmas Carol ghost thing on him. It’s really good.

        One of the reasons Obama and his thugs are working so hard at crushing states rights, usurping the Constitution, and trying to establish a strong command and control government is to stop what is happening in California and other blue states from continuing.

        When you follow the Constitution, the states have all the power, and control, over themselves. They are free to succeed or fail. The beauty of the plan is if they succeed, they will grow because everyone will beat a path to their door. However, if they fail, those who can’t deal with it, can move to a better state.

        Obama and the democrats want to turn the entire nation into California. An entire nation of fail. Worse, they want to override ALL states’ rights, so there is no way you can escape. They think is you’ll just accept mediocrity.

        Obama and his pals hate America because they don’t understand America.

        America isn’t a bunch of land. It’s not just a place. America is an IDEA. An idea they can’t comprehend.

        Not sure what it’s gonna take to fix California. I’m thinking a total reboot may be the only solution.

        One problem is California’s Constitution that allows endless referendums, laws passed willy nilly on the whims of voters without solid debate. Direct democracy sounds good, but always fails, always leads to tyranny and even dictatorships, in the extreme.

        This is why our founders set up the United States as a Representative Republic where the voters “hire” someone to represent them and their wishes. It’s the worst form of government ever created …. except for all of the rest.

  2. Joy

    Great analysis, Gary – and a great reminder why we need to re-examine, reinforce and, in many instances, re-introduce STATES’ RIGHTS!! You really made a fine distinction between the (Constitutional) power of the States and the “command & control” aggrandizement of Fedzilla. And also a thoughtful critique of the Referendum madness here in CA – although it’s just an expression of an exasperated populace unable to pound any sense into the spending madness in Sacramento!

    And yes, I loved Airplane! and actually saw An American Carol and was happily surprised at its wonderful Conservative message! Farley’s brother was a dead ringer for that tub o’ lard, Michael Moore (I think he’s got lard on the brain as well…) – and didn’t Kelsey Grammer play the Scrouge-like character? It was a good flick – not great, but heartwarming and nice to hear a Conservative message for a change.

    • Gary P

      Yeah, This is why I support Sarah Palin so strongly. Being a Governor, she is all about strong states’ rights, and a tiny and weak federal government, just as our founders envisioned.

      Yes, Kelsey was in the movie, as was Bill O’Reilly and a bunch more. Robert Davi played one of the terrorists. He’s a great actor. He’s also the one who narrates those big ads for Carly. Great guy. Sings Sinatra too!

      Supposedly Kelsey Grammer has a new all Conservative network coming. Might be good.

      BTW, did you notice who is playing the other Senator in the “Senator Ma’am” video?

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