Here's a link to the exchange between Barbara Boxer and Condi Rice. Which reminds me, when I was down at Stanford speaking with some colleagues, about two or so years ago, they said, "I don't know about Rice, we are scared. We were scared of her when she was here." For those of you who don't know Rice was provost at Stanford before embarking on the current line of work.
As one of the comments under the prior link suggested, perhaps Boxer could have been more confrontational indicating that she had been elected to represent the people, whereas Rice had not. Sort of separates the men from the boys, don't you think?
Personally, I love the whole line of the comic strip "The Boondocks," by Aaron Mcgruder where they are trying to find Condi a date. It had me in stiches...don't know what it has in terms of pertenance here, but hey. if you need a yuk, check them out.
Slice from Boxer:
... End Slice:
If you ask me, Boxer was too easy on her.