As president, would you be submissive to your husband?
He needn't have bothered asking. According to several attempts at clarification on the Sunday morning round of shows, in the Bachmann marriage wifely submission turns out to be nothing more sinister than mutual respect. However, York was right to ask the question as I have argued previously. Bachmann is different because she is a woman. But the question was deemed out of bounds and unfair. Some said it was wrong of him to ask it of her if her wouldn't have asked it of any of the men on the stage. Isn't that the point? None of the men on that stage, to my knowledge, have ever professed they believe there is a biblical mandate for them to submit to their wives. It was a different question because she is a different candidate. But York got boo'd and we were reminded once again you can't treat women differently from men.
At least not until the woman wants you to.
And now, with her star fading and her poll numbers down in the single digits, Bachmann wants us to treat her differently. According to today's AP article Bachmann, "