During the GOP debate last Thursday, Presidential candidate Michele Bachmann was asked, “as president, would you be submissive to your husband?” Why was she asked such a question? Because, as a Christian, Mrs. Bachmann had previously espoused the belief that a wife should be submissive to her husband.
The crowd booed the question. Mrs. Bachmann was gracious in her reply.
I have some advice, should candidate Bachmann ever be asked that question again, which is likely to happen now that she has won the Iowa straw poll. (Full Disclosure: Michele Bachmann has endorsed my book Underdogma as a “must read,” but I do not work for her, nor do I declare that she “must read” my suggestions, although she is more than welcome to).
The next time Mrs. Bachmann is asked about being “submissive,” try answering:
“As president, I will not be submissive to the King of Saudi Arabia, by bowing down to him like President Obama did.”
“As president, I will not be submissive to the emperor and empress of Japan, by bowing down to them like President Obama did.”
“As president, I will not be submissive to Chinese premier Wen Jaibao, by bowing down to him like President Obama did.”
“As president of the United States, and if I were last year’s Nobel Peace Prize recipient as President Obama was, I would not have been submissive to the jailer of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize recipient—Chinese president Hu Jintao—by serving him a state dinner with full honors.”
“As president, I will not be submissive to the United Nations, nor submit American policy and American power to the United Nations by declaring, as Barack Obama did during his first UN address: ‘No world order that elevates one nation or group of people over another will succeed. No balance of power among nations will hold.’”
“As president, I will not be submissive to Europe, like President Obama was when he badmouthed American power and ‘arrogance,’ saying, ‘In America, there’s a failure to appreciate Europe’s leading role in the world.’”
“As president, I will not be submissive like Barack Obama was when he said to the leaders of Venezuela, Haiti, Grenada, Ecuador, Columbia, Chile, Suriname, and others: ‘I pledge to you that we seek an equal partnership. There is no senior partner and junior partner in our relations.’”
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