Friday, August 12, 2011

Michele Bachmann's 'submission' to her husband

Byron York, of all people, went there in last night's GOP debate,
YORK: In 2006, when you were running for Congress, you described a moment in your life when your husband said you should study for a degree in tax law. You said you hated the idea, and then you explained: “But the Lord said, be submissive. Wives, you are to be submissive to your husband.” As president, would you be submissive to your husband?

BACHMANN: What submission means to us, if that’s what your question is, it means respect. I respect my husband, he’s a wonderful, godly man and a great father. And he respects me as his wife. That’s how we operate our marriage. We respect each other, we love each other.
I think this is one of those 'only Nixon could go to China' moments.

And WaPo's Jennifer Rubin is right: it is a fair question about an accurate quote and Bachmann hit a home run with her answer.

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