I think it was entirely appropriate. Yes, I can see why people would want to know if the person they were considering entrusting the nuclear launch codes is taking orders from somebody who is running a de-gayification center... But, more importantly, I think it is an issue because it reveals how profoundly sexist Bachmann is. She actually believes that it is the woman's role to submit to her husband. Think about that. In 2011 she still thinks a woman is more or less the property of her husband. The implications a view of women that wildly sexist would have for the policies she might support are huge. Imagine if a man had said that about women. Well, it works out to the same thing. She's just as likely to support policies which are oppressive to women as a man with similar ideas about their role in society.