It was a colossally stupid question. Of all the inquiries we should be making of a presidential candidate, of all the questions Michele Bachmann undoubtedly prepared for last week's Republican debates, moderator Byron York asks this: "As president, would you be submissive to your husband?"
Yet, every comment a political candidate makes is subject to
scrutiny — and Bachmann provided a doozy when, in describing her
career as a tax lawyer in 2006, she told an audience she wasn't all
that interested in tax law but her husband told her to pursue it as
a career. "The Lord says," recounts Bachmann, "Wives, you are to be
submissive to your husbands." So Mrs. Bachmann became a tax